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    Hello,
    Every 2 or 3 weeks when I boot my MSE icon does not load in the taskbar. I try clicking on the desktop icon and Program Files MSE with no results (will not run.)
    I then have to Uninstall / Install the program and again its OK for another 2 or 3 weeks.

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    Sunbelt Personal Firewall
    SUPERAntiVirus.

    I have tried several AV scans and everything comes back clean.

    Appreciate any help.

    Robert Craig
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    Robert, Welcome to the Lounge!

    Is Superantispyware running in real time (in the background)? MSE includes an AM app as well as an AV app. These 2 AM apps running in real time may be causing conflicts.

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    Thanks Ted for your reply.
    Yes SuperSpyware is running in real time. Should I get rid of the program? I just purchased the program 4 months ago. MSE and SuperSpyware were working fine together since that time.
    Thanks again for your reply.


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    Remove "SUPERAntiVirus" from running in realtime and use it for "spot checks" only.
    Should be a simple matter of disabling it from with in it's setup/configuration properties.
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    I was also going to say to keep SuperAntispyware for periodic scans, just stop it from running in the background. 2 security programs running together can sometimes work Ok, but generally start to fight each other. I use MalwareBytes and Spybot Search and Destroy for periodic scans, but never run them in real time while my MSE is running, which is all the time.
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    Hi Robert :

    Another Option is to keep your SUPERAntiSpyware Pro version
    running in "real-time" and instead uninstall Microsoft Security
    Essentials and get the FREE Avast Antivirus Home Edition .
    Both Avast and Microsoft Security Essentials received the exact
    same Result in http://www.av-comparatives.org "Whole Product
    Dynamic Test" done Dec 2009 . And Avast's Online Support
    Forums are excellent, whereas MSE's are very poor .
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    Thanks very much Clint,Ted & Robin. I'll follow your instructions (stop running SuperAntiSpyware) from running in background. I think I'll even try Avast.

    Thanks again

    Take care

    Robert

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robert Craig View Post
    Thanks very much Clint,Ted & Robin. I'll follow your instructions (stop running SuperAntiSpyware) from running in background. I think I'll even try Avast.
    If you install and run Avast, be sure to stop MSE as this could cause problems the same as 2 AM apps in real time.
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    Just to complicate the discussion a bit, I've been running Malwarebytes' real-time protection at the same time as MSE on my Windows 7 netbook with no apparent conflicts. I've got a bunch of MBAM files listed under Exclusions in MSE, but I think even before I did that, I didn't run into any conflicts. I hope this message to the forum doesn't jinx things on my computer.

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