Microsoft Security Essentials scanning problems

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Hello guys,

I want to scan my computer for viruses and Malware.

However, when I started running Microsoft Security Essentials, an error message showed up.

I already reinstalled the product, but the error still appears. Can you guys advice me with this problem? 



Microsoft Security Essentials

Microsoft Security Essentials couldn't scan your computer
An unexpected problem occurred. Install any available updates, and then try to start the program
again. For information on installing updates, see Help and Support.
Click 'Help' for more information about this problem.
Error code: 0x8050800c
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Answered By 0 points N/A #108691

Microsoft Security Essentials scanning problems



Microsoft security essential is not able to scan your computer. Do you have a latest version of the software? Or that if you do not have that then update it. The Windows O S that you are using must meet the system requirements of the software called Microsoft security essentials. The problem might also have occurred due to access right problem. Means that you may not have access to  a particular directory or the files which you are scanning. Further that the antivirus which are bootable may scan your entire hard disk for infected files. The best way is to repair or update the OS and software.


Answered By 0 points N/A #108693

Microsoft Security Essentials scanning problems


Dear Robert,
Before scanning for viruses , you have to update it, Go to (click) the update  menu in the main menu of microsoft security essentials.

Then click the update button in update menu . It may take few minutes.
If the update is installed, It shows the created date of last definition Then you can scan for virus.

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