Tag: Antivirus

Windows Security Center Says Automatic Updates Are Turned Off

Today I ran into a problem while repairing a computer that had a partially cleaned up virus. I completed the cleanup that my client attempted, ran all my antivirus tools, and thought I had everything working. That is, until I

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Revisiting MsMpEng.exe Antimalware service executable high resource usage

MsMpEng.exe – Antimalware service executable I generally do not have any issues with Microsoft Security Essentials. It just works, and does its job quite well.  From time to time I notice some weird issues on my client computers, where MsMpEng.exe

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DNS settings hijacked and av.exe won’t go away. Internet turns Inertnet!

Had a fun time today cleaning off some trojans and rootkits.  On this one client system, while trying to go online, the Internet  turned into the Inertnet! (Hahahha! I love that one!)  As usual, I have lots of ideas why,

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Rootkit from fes.sk/files

I had a client recently that had their browsers hijacked. Everything they typed in the browser ended up redirecting them to some test_s.php file at “www.fes.sk”.  (Don’t open that, or you might end up with a virus!  I just wanted

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Microsoft Security Essentials MsMpEng.exe using high CPU Time

Microsoft Security Essentials MsMpEng.exe – Antimalware service executable using high CPU Time I have Windows 7 Ultimate x64, but I think this might be problem in any version. I keep having issues with Microsoft Security Essentials MsMpEng.exe using high CPU Time and hogging

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