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#39433 13-Aug-2009 18:04
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I have two laptops here running Windows XP SP3. After all Windows Updates are installed every time I reboot these laptops there's an Explorer window that opens directly on "c:\program files\Microsoft" folder.

Very irritating - and it's happening in two laptops, one a fresh OS install I just finished.

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  #246191 13-Aug-2009 18:08
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Download HijackThis for free and run it.

Remove this line - O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [] c:\Windows\System\




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  #246195 13-Aug-2009 18:16
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Can you give the full key name? I can delete using the registry editor - or msconfig should show it anyway (nothing there).





 

 

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  #246201 13-Aug-2009 18:23
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Found the culprit: Microsoft Security Essentials. It's a beta. I will log a fault.




 

 

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  #246203 13-Aug-2009 18:26
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Just found on Connect this bug and this forum entry.




 

 

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  #246206 13-Aug-2009 18:34
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I remember they had the same problem with Windows Defender as well when Vista first came out.

oh well...




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  #246208 13-Aug-2009 18:35
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Also here on Connect. It seems it only happens if you have Windows Live and Security Essentials on the same box...





 

 

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Apart from the bug you found I'm loving Security Essentials, first the lightweight small installer and teeny tiny basic interface... and as a IT Pro I can't go past that price FREE. Beats managing hundreds of Antivirus subscriptions each year.




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  #246284 13-Aug-2009 21:12
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exportgoldman:
Apart from the bug you found I'm loving Security Essentials, first the lightweight small installer and teeny tiny basic interface... and as a IT Pro I can't go past that price FREE. Beats managing hundreds of Antivirus subscriptions each year.


It's a very good product actually. And it's still beta.




 

 

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