How come Microsoft security keeps telling me a file I am trying to download has a virus but I know it does not?

by on September 4, 2011

Q: I have Vista and am not very literate in computers. I am having a problem with : When downloading, as the file gets to the installation stage,(exe. file) I get a virus warning from Microsoft security(red sheild with white cross) that says the file had a virus and was deleted. These are files from accepted safe sites. I have run my virus software and there are no viruses reported. I don’t know what to do next.


One Response to “How come Microsoft security keeps telling me a file I am trying to download has a virus but I know it does not?”
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    Your best bet would be to disable the real-time scanning of Microsoft Security Essentials for a moment and then use the file, and then turn Security Essentials back on.