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    MSE On/Off Control?

    I recently had to update my Quicken on my XP machine.
    I'm running MSE and ZoneAlarm free firewall.
    Quicken recommended shutting down any AV SW for the install.
    I looked for a way to shut down MSE and could NOT find one, either in the SW itself or my MSCONFIG settings.
    I suppose I could have tried the install in Safe mode, but didn't think of that.
    The install went OK with MSE running, but now I'm wondering how I control MSE short of uninstalling it.
    Am I missing something here?

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    You can temporarily stop it by removing it's processes in taskmanager's processor tab.
    They should be...MsMpEng.exe & msseces.exe






    ...Just boot to re-enable it after.
    Last edited by CLiNT; 2011-04-22 at 23:28.

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    It is routine for software to recommend that, but I wouldn't bother unless you have a problem with the install.

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    I agree and I have yet to encounter an install issue where MSE was the cause of the problem.

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    With MSE, you can simply turn off real time protection - Settings tab, real-time protection option chosen on the left, then uncheck Turn on real-time protection(recommended).
    Once you have done all you wanted to do with MSE off, just check the same option to get real-time protection on again.

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    Now that's what I was really looking for! Man, makes me feel dumb when I look at it now... thanks!

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    You're welcome.

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    Rui is several hours ahead of me and beat me to the punch. Oh well, what can I do, get up at minight to post replys! I would need 2 mugs for that!

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