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  1. At this point, it seems resolved. Only time will...

    At this point, it seems resolved. Only time will tell.
  2. Windows Firewall was on and remained on. The only...

    Windows Firewall was on and remained on. The only Action Center messages I received MSE or other AV program was not running.
  3. That is the thing. I cannot get it to reinstall....

    That is the thing. I cannot get it to reinstall. That is when the error 0x80070643 comes up.
  4. Windows 7 & Microsoft Security Essentials, Unable to Install/Uninstall

    This odyssey began when I connected a little-used Windows 7 laptop to the internet to get the January updates. The laptop is a Toshiba Satellite C50-A running factory-installed 64-bit Windows 7. It...
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    It looks like among the free ones, Avira is tops.

    It looks like among the free ones, Avira is tops.
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    Here is another link to testing & comparing...

    Here is another link to testing & comparing antivirus programs: http://www.av-comparatives.org/dynamic-tests/

    It appears they publish updated results every 4 months or so.
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    I use Revo Uninstaller Pro because my systems are...

    I use Revo Uninstaller Pro because my systems are 64-bit. It does a very good job of uninstalling and removing programs. It should be considered a viable option when trying to uninstall most programs.
  8. I would turn Windows Defender off and see if...

    I would turn Windows Defender off and see if things improve. (My suspicion is, Yes, system performance will improve because, as I understand it what Defender does is included in MSE. If you turned...
  9. I could be wrong, but Windows Defender in Win7 is...

    I could be wrong, but Windows Defender in Win7 is turned off when MSE is installed and turned back on when MSE is uninstalled. Also, Win7 Windows Defender may not even be a basic AV, rather it may...
  10. Not intending to confuse the matter, but there is...

    Not intending to confuse the matter, but there is a "Windows Defender" included in Windows 7, but IIRC, it is an antimalware tool and not a full antivirus. If you have installed MSE or other...
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    I have some questions regarding this: What is...

    I have some questions regarding this:

    What is MSRT? (Malicious Software Removal Tool?)

    Is the Avast being referred the antivirus, antimalware or both?

    My current items are Avast Antivirus,...
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    The best answer is probably the old one: Have all...

    The best answer is probably the old one: Have all the big names--Malwarebytes, Spywareblaster, Spybot, SuperAntiSpyware, etc.--handy and run scans regularly to keep our computers clean and running...
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    Drew, Thank for your answer, but I was asking...

    Drew,

    Thank for your answer, but I was asking a simple question seeking a simple answer. Is Malwarebytes Pro a better alternative than Windows Defender (free but nags to be updated if Windows...
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    I have Avast in place of Windows Defender which I...

    I have Avast in place of Windows Defender which I neglected to mention previously. Given that, how does your answer change?
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    Do you turn Windows Defender off? (I have Win7 on...

    Do you turn Windows Defender off? (I have Win7 on my systems.)

    When I uninstalled Microsoft Security Essentials, Windows Defender switched on. Because I have my systems set to notify, but not...
  16. Actually, you can use "File>Save As..." in Office...

    Actually, you can use "File>Save As..." in Office 2007 to create PDF files from Word, Excel, et al files.
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    Thanks for the links. They have pointed me to the...

    Thanks for the links. They have pointed me to the information I am seeking.
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    Your preferred web browser's "start" page is OK,...

    Your preferred web browser's "start" page is OK, but, for me, never the "new" tab page. I don't need to be shown what sites I frequent as I already know what they are.
  19. I had one PC get hit by this buggy patch....

    I had one PC get hit by this buggy patch. Fortunately, I was able to roll my system back and running, again.

    Something I noted was that in control panel fonts, along with the installed fonts, I...
  20. Thanks. This appears more along the lines of what...

    Thanks. This appears more along the lines of what I am looking for.
  21. Recommend training for Access 2007 functions and database design?

    I am a virtual novice at designing a database that has had a devil of a time trying to find any sort of learning aids, books, or courses that will help me to learn how to design a database. What I...
  22. Suggestions on Where to Find Replacement Parts

    My friend's Toshiba laptop has a damaged shell case/cover such that it is difficult to open and close the top to use the computer. I have found a few sites where it appears I can find the needed...
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    Ninite is an executable file that runs only when...

    Ninite is an executable file that runs only when you opt to run it.

    Secunia can be set up the same way.

    Should not be an issue to have on your system.
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    I use the free version of Ninite...

    I use the free version of Ninite (https://ninite.com/) to add/update most of my preferred software programs in a "start and forget" fashion. That is, once started, Ninite will install the programs...
  25. So far, I have been able to roll the OS back to...

    So far, I have been able to roll the OS back to the oldest available restore point. since, then I have been running the ESET Online Antivirus Scanner until it stops finding virus' and suspicious...
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