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    Unable to re-install MS security essentials - need help

    I hope this is posted in the correct place...

    I've been trying to re-install ms security essentials for hours now on a vista home 32 bit machine.

    Originally, the update wasn't working - every time I tired to auto update essentials I would get a 8004ff80 error.

    I followed these instructions:

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2483120/en-us

    And attempted to reinstall - I get the same error.

    I have no other virus software installed and have had essentials for quite a long time with no problems

    I've tried:

    hitmanpro.exe
    appremover.exe
    revosetup.exeall all to no avail - now my main machine is unprotected and I need some assistance

    Thanks in advance for any help - I really DO NOT want to use mcafee or nortons - been there done that and they're resource hogs

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    pcneeds help,

    Did you use the FixIt Button or the do-it-yourself instructions.
    If you didn't try the FixIt Button go back and give that a try.

    You could also give AVG Anti-Virus Free or Avast Free. HTH
    May the Forces of good computing be with you!

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    Yes RetiredGeek - the Fixit gives me and error as well.

    Thanks for the avg links - the problem I have with most of these virus programs is the resource hogging as well as keeping me from seeing my peer network - which is why I've removed both norton and Mcafee - they would keep me from sharing files on peer machines - real PITA.

    MS SE has a very small footprint and allows me to maintain my peer network and files.

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    P.H.

    I'm currently using MSE + Malwarebytes Pro on my Windows 7 machine and Windows Defender (Renamed MSE) + Malwarebytes Pro on my Win 8 machine and both work flawlessly. I have a P-P network with 5 machines, 2 Kindle Fire HD's & 2 Galaxy S2 phones and all works just fine with this combo. BTW Amazon has MBP for $18 for a Lifetime license not a bad deal. HTH
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    I suggest you backtrack a little and ensure all previously 'uninstalled' security software have been fully removed, as any remnants can cause issues at a later stage; there's a list, and pointers to further lists, of uninstall routines/software for most of the common security software here: http://carrona.org/avuninst.html

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