Microsoft Security Essentials have Tamper Protection?

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  1. qakbot

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    Does Microsoft Security Essentials have any form of Tamper Protection so that malware can't unload its driver, delete its files, etc ?
     
  2. RejZoR

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    Re: Microsoft Security Essentials have Tamper Protection

    It has some self protection but nothing to brag about really compared to others like Comodo, avast! or Kaspersky.
     
  3. dansorin

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    Re: Microsoft Security Essentials have Tamper Protection

    we use MSE on all our PC's at work. just today one computer was infected. among other actions, it closed MSE right after startup, and MSE gave no message whatsoever (like a red cross on the system tray icon - the icon was gone also). very disappointing.
     
  4. sm1

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    Re: Microsoft Security Essentials have Tamper Protection

    May be using a standard user account will protect MSE. AFAIK admin access is needed to terminate MSE real time protection. The GUI can be closed even when using standard user account but that does not affect the real time protection.
     
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    Re: Microsoft Security Essentials have Tamper Protection

    I have had two customers with infections that disabled MSE. The only way to get it to start again was to reinstall it. Then again if you give some malware admin rights your screwed anyway.
     
  6. qakbot

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    Re: Microsoft Security Essentials have Tamper Protection

    Thanks RejZor. Can you elaborate. Can you block attempts to delete its file and registry keys ? How about terminating its processes ? How about unloading its drivers ?
     
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    Re: Microsoft Security Essentials have Tamper Protection

    for those that had MSE disabled by malware what was it?
     
  8. lodore

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    as far as i remember it rogue av both times. ive dealt with so many rogue avs im really not sure which ones disabled mse.
     
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    Re: Microsoft Security Essentials have Tamper Protection

    If you use a 64bit system with 64bit MSE you have "natural" self-protection as near all malware is 32bit. 64bit processes are invisible to 32bit processes.
     
  10. lodore

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    Re: Microsoft Security Essentials have Tamper Protection

    most of my customers use windows xp home 32bit still.
     
  11. Trooper

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    Re: Microsoft Security Essentials have Tamper Protection

    Wow really? Time to upgrade.
     
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    Re: Microsoft Security Essentials have Tamper Protection

    it is some sort of rogue av, not sure what as the pc got unusable.
     
  14. xxJackxx

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    Re: Microsoft Security Essentials have Tamper Protection

    I see a lot of this too. Businesses don't seem to upgrade an OS unless they are getting new machines.
     
  15. simisg

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    Re: Microsoft Security Essentials have Tamper Protection

    on xp or on windows 7?
     
  16. dansorin

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    Re: Microsoft Security Essentials have Tamper Protection

    XP sp3
     
  17. TonyW

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    Re: Microsoft Security Essentials have Tamper Protection

    Some people may not be in a position to upgrade for financial reasons. Others prefer to stick with XP because they like that OS. Of course, once support is dropped for that OS, they may be forced to upgrade.
     
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