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Solved MSE shortcut gone

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#1
  • hi everyone
I have just tried to open MSE from the shortcut on my desk top and I get this message MSE shortcut.JPG

why am i getting this and how can i get my shortcut back

regards calmat
 

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HI Calmat

Something very similar happened to my girl friend, yesterday. In her case, and maybe yours, the entire anti virus was gone. If you cannot find Security Essentials, at all, try to reinstall. It solved our problem. My guess, its has something to do with the MSE update, dated April 28. Cant hurt to try.
BTW, good to see you again, buddy and wish you luck

EDIT: Your post shows that the object of the shortcut (the Anti Virus is gone, the same problem that we had).
 
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hello rich

nice to hear from you again, hope you are well.
I think you are right i could not find the programme to create a shortcut, so i
have reinstalled and it seems to be running ok.
thanks for your help.

regards calmat
 

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#4
Hello Rich

The problem i had with my MSE shortcut disappearing has happened again. It seems
to be happening every time i add an update.
Any ideas how to solve this problem.
Do i have to update my computer every time that microsoft sends me an update.

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hello rich

I have set my updater to this

Check for updates but let me choose whether to download and install them.
Will this be alright.

I have received the update you said, I did not install but right clicked and hid it, did I do right.

If I receive other updates is it alright to download and install them.

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Cal
It is my opinion that the only update that can cause this problem is the one that you hid. If I am right, you should not have problems with future updates.
 

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Once you set an update to hide, it will not install unless you unhide. I prefer to set my Windows update to notify. I like to know what I install in my computer. The choice is yours, however. Whatever you decide the problem update will not install unless you unhide.
 

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Very welcome, my friend
 

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    Dell SP2009W 20 inch Flat Panel w Webcam
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