Security essentials fails to complete scan

Frank C

Member
Hello,
My Microsoft security essentials is failing on this folder:
C:\Windows\winsxs\x86_microsoft-windows-v..e-filters-tvdigital_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6001.18672_none_dbb394ae574689ac
And here:
C:\Windows\winsxs\x86_microsoft-windows-v..e-filters-tvdigital_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6001.18000_none_dbfd382a570fa47d
No errors were detected up to the point of the failure.
These failures were on two separate scans. I ran dskchk before the second scan. No errors were found but it didn't seem to help.
When I run a custom scan on those two folders it works OK and reports no errors.
When I first installed security essentials it did do a full scan successfully.

I read this:
Microsoft Security Essentials Always Stops in Winxsx Folder dated 27 Aug 2013
I don't think it is a bad disk because custom scan worked and dskchk was OK.

I am looking for help toward completing a full scan.
Thanks
Frank C
 

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richc46

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Try in safe mode
 

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Frank C

Member
OK, I'll try that tonight
I just custom scanned all of the folders in C:\Windows\winsxs
Scan completed on 141,531 items
No threats detected , no stopping.
Frank C
 

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richc46

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I understand that you want MSE to work properly. Many of the seniors at the Forum, including myself use the free Avast or Panda. They are both excellent.
 

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    Dell SP2009W 20 inch Flat Panel w Webcam
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Frank C

Member
No Joy.
I started Security essentials in safe mode at 7:43 PM on the 17th. At 11:44 PM it stopped with error type hang on file
C:\Windows\winsxs\x86_microsoft-windows-v..e-filters-tvdigital_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6001.18000_none_dbfd382a570fa47d\psisrndr.ax

Since Microsoft is not accepting any problem reports on Security Essentials I am going to find another security program.
My wife has Webroot and she is pleased with it.
Frank C
 

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Cammygirl192

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Microsoft Security Essentials only covers the basics of PC security and defence.
I recommend Panda or Avast, especially Avast as they will be giving out virus definitions even after they stop making new software versions.
 

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Vistaar

Vista Guru
Hi DixieKongJD, I'm actually pretty happy with MSE these days. I don't seem to encounter many viruses, but MSE did detect and quarantine one ransomware trojan before it could hold my files for ransom. I sometimes scan my Vista PC with antivirus rescue discs (Bitdefender, Kaspersky), and they confirm that it is clean. MSE's lackluster test scores have actually been on the rise lately: Microsoft's Antivirus Scores Soar | PCMag.com.

Still, I just might try Avast sometime. Brink obviously thinks highly of Avast, since he maintains a sticky thread here that announces each new version. However I was badly burned by Panda, which gave me nothing but problems, and I do mean nothing (two false positives, one BSOD and two PSANHost crashes until the day it attacked my system in earnest, forcing me to do a factory restore since I hadn't yet learned to use Macrium Reflect to make images).
 

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Cammygirl192

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I don't know why I mentioned Panda, probably because I couldn't think of any others except 360 security and AVG (the former being Chinese, and the latter not being updated a lot) - that idiotic AV decided 7-Zip was a trojan or something.

Good, I don't actually have an AV installed right now, if it gets better still, I'll probably install it again, because MSE is pretty light anyway.
 

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