Tag Archives: Microsoft Security Essentials

Temporary profile in Windows caused by Windows Defender?

[German]Does Windows Defender in Windows (and Microsoft Security Essentials, MSE) cause user profiles to break and the user to log on with a temporary profile? Here is a short snippet of information on the subject. Advertising

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Critical flaw in MS Malware Protection Engine (CVE-2018-0986)

[German]Microsoft's Malware Protection Engine has a critical vulnerability (CVE-2018-0986). All supported Windows versions are affected. Microsoft has released a security update for the affected products. Advertising

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How to find weak passwords in Active Directory and eliminate them with PowerShell

[Sponsored Post]Weak or compromised passwords are a known gateway for attackers. If you are able to identify which users in Active Directory (AD) are threatened by this, then PowerShell can help to remedy it. However, PowerShell scripts cannot eliminate basic AD deficits, other tools are needed for this. More ...

Happy Easter: Microsoft’s MSE Easter egg

Something funny for the weekend: Probably an'Easter egg', which Microsoft dropped into my nest. A few days ago I suddenly got a nice (false) alarm from the Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE). They don't trust their own stuff anymore, although the … Continue reading

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Critical vulnerabilities in Microsoft’s Malware Protection Engine (CVE-2017-11937 and CVE-2017-11940)

[German]Microsoft's Malware Protection Engine has a critical memory corruption vulnerability that allows remote code execution. Microsoft released a security advisory on December 6, 2017 and says corresponding security updates are available. Here are what I found out till now. [Update: … Continue reading

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Microsoft Security Essentials: Double definition updates & error 0x80070650

[German]It seems that Microsoft Security Essentials is causing a curious issue: Suddenly Windows Update shows double definition update entries, and the update history shows many install errors for some definition updates. The definition update will be installed multiple times. Advertising

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Update for Microsoft Security Essentials ( brings back context menu

Microsoft has released this night an important update for Microsoft Security Essentials. This changes MSE to version Details, what's new or changed, are not available. The links offered in Update window points to Windows 10 advertorials. And KB article … Continue reading

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