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    MSE says possible infection

    When I scanned my system with MalwareBytes, it found nothing. When I scanned last with MSE, it said I had possible unwanted program and to wait until the scan was done and delete the detected items by clicking on the history tab. However, when I viewed the history, there was nothing there. The warning comes up when the scanner reaches svchost. I checked the svchost programs running with the Task Manager. There are 12 which is normal and I examined all their properties. All seem legit and from Microsoft. So what could be happening?
    When you do things right, people won't be sure you've done anything at all.

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    Hi Debodun,
    Confusing, programmes do sometimes go wrong, but as it is a
    security one, I would err on the side of caution.

    Get a copy of Rkill, it was written in conjunction with the people
    who wrote Malwarebytes.
    Rkill will find and stop something that is running in your machine
    that shouldn't be there.
    Go to "Bleeping Computer", a forum for PC problems and get a
    copy of Rkill, this is where it comes from, they wrote it and it is
    kept there, it is free, run it to see if there really is anything in
    your machine that shouldn't be there.

    Good Luck.

    Mike.
    A Scot Living in England.

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    Thanks, Mike.
    When you do things right, people won't be sure you've done anything at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by debodun View Post
    When I scanned my system with MalwareBytes, it found nothing. When I scanned last with MSE, it said I had possible unwanted program and to wait until the scan was done and delete the detected items by clicking on the history tab. However, when I viewed the history, there was nothing there. The warning comes up when the scanner reaches svchost. I checked the svchost programs running with the Task Manager. There are 12 which is normal and I examined all their properties. All seem legit and from Microsoft. So what could be happening?
    Who is MSE? I often get those 'you have a virus' messages. They are trying to sell you an antivirus program or an update that you have to pay for.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Camper6 View Post
    Who is MSE?
    Microsoft Security Essentials
    When you do things right, people won't be sure you've done anything at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by debodun View Post
    Microsoft Security Essentials
    Download another free anti virus program like AVG and run the scan. See what they come up with.

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    I've heard that it isn't good to use more than one AV - could cause software conflicts, but tanks for the suggestion.
    When you do things right, people won't be sure you've done anything at all.

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