Microsoft security essentials was disabled during virus attack. How do I reenable it?
Perhaps you should try booting your computer into Safe Mode with Networking by pressing F8 while your computer is booting up and then see if you can re-enable Microsoft Security Essentials and are also able to access the Task Manager.
If you are unable to re-enable Microsoft Security Essentials or are still unable to access the Task Manager, I would suggest that you run an antimalware scan, just to be sure that you have completely removed the virus from your computer.
If you need a free antimalware program, perhaps you should try using MalwareBytes, which can be downloaded from the link below.
By the way, I wouldn't suggest that you have more than one antivirus program installed on your computer at the same time, as they may end up conflicting with each other. However, it is alright to have both an antivirus program and an antispyware or antimalware program installed on your computer at the same time.
Also, perhaps you should try using Mozilla FireFox, which is a free browser that is safer than Internet Explorer and can also be customized with a variety of free add-ons and themes. If you'd like to try using Mozilla FireFox, you can download it from the link below.
Good luck and I hope I helped you!
Is Microsoft Security Essentials a reliable system to run on my laptop?
If you are in a search of antispyware tool.. den can try dis one... named Advanced System Protector.. It not only blocks the spyware before they can enter ur system will also clean the infections if any. It give routine updates and many other features...not faced any prob..
Download it from cnet.com and its free.
Is Microsoft Security Essentials as good as most others?
I have been using Microsoft Security Essentials for two years on my Win 7 computer.
No problems yet. Do not have Spybot S&D on this machine for spyware protection.
Have used Avast and Avira (free versions) with good success on another computer (only one at a time).I have been using Spybot S&D along with Avast and Avira to guard against spyware.
They worked fine but I did get a virus last month while using Avast so I changed to Panda Cloud antivirus.
Panda Cloud antivirus works very fast and so far no viruses. Also run Spybot.
Adaware has a new version that includes antivirus protection along with spyware protection.
This is a free version and had a good rating in Smart Computing magazine but I have not tried it yet.
But to answer your question: MSE seems to be as good as other anrivirus apps to me.
Hope this helps,
Is Microsoft Security Essentials good for an antivirus program?
You'd think with all the experience with malware attacks, and the inside track on how their operating system works, Microsoft would be able to provide The Gold Standard for an anti-virus that no one could equal, but the truth is there are several freeware items just as good, and a couple even better.
PC World compares major free anti-virus:
Top down best performers; read which will serve your needs & skill level.
Avira is tops, but geared to the tech-heads; Avast a close second; Microsoft Essentials follows those.
NS stops scripted assets from running until you give specific OK.
Like flash content.
To reduce it's somewhat nagging nature, try these settings:
Click the "S" icon in lower right corner of browser> Options>
"Appearance" tab, check: Status bar icon; contextual menus; Allow[...]; Temporarily allow; Mark ... as Untrusted.
"Notifications" tab: here, uncheck all boxes except "Clear click warning".
The "Display the release notes..." will take Firefox to the NS site & the notes about the latest update (not needed but good to know about current exploits).
Others can be added/removed once you get use to how NS works.
As scripted assets are encountered (for any given website), mark them as "untrusted" from the "S" icon. That will "build" a block list and stop it when encountered.
It's noteworthy that a lot of the rubbish encountered (especially ads) will change their names, in order to get around consumer filtering perimeters, so always keep current with updates.
This dynamic aspect of the Internet demands vigilance.
See some of my selections for FF security here: