How come Microsoft Security Essentials is not working on my computer running Windows XP Pro?

by on May 31, 2011

Q: Microsoft security essentials is not working. it will not start and will give a red symbol, when i pass my pointer across the red symbol it just goes away.
i am using XP Professional . I have tried to uninstall and reinstall and rebooting.

also Defender is not working. the pop up window comes up for just a second and and goes away.


One Response to “How come Microsoft Security Essentials is not working on my computer running Windows XP Pro?”
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    Security Essentials replaces Windows Defender, you should not run both programs.

    Uninstall Windows Defender, along with any other anti-virus software you have installed on your computer.

    Then uninstall and reinstall Security Essentials.

    More info here: http://bit.ly/fpR3tb