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How to launch Microsoft Security Essential

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  • How does one launch MSE?  I use to see it in my Start menu, but no longer.  I suspect that there is some history and recency that determines whether it shows up there.  Rather than relying on recency, is there a direct and complete path?

    Saturday, September 25, 2010 7:00 AM

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  • I think the default path for MSE is c:\program files\Microsoft Security Essentials. You will find a file named mssecse.exe. Try to launch it.

    If this does not help, please post your question in the "Microsoft Security Essential: Getting Started and Upgrading" Forum.

    http://social.answers.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/msestart/threads

     

     


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    • Marked as answer by FrankyMacky Saturday, September 25, 2010 4:46 PM
    Saturday, September 25, 2010 10:57 AM
  • How does one launch MSE?  I use to see it in my Start menu, but no longer.  I suspect that there is some history and recency that determines whether it shows up there.  Rather than relying on recency, is there a direct and complete path?


    Hi FankyMacky:

    1. Click Start Menu and type “mse” in the Instant Search.
    2. Once it appears right-click it and left-click Pin to Start Menu.

    I hope you find this information useful. If you need any further assistance,
    please feel free to contact me and let me know.

    I hope this information was helpful…

    Have a nice day…

    Best regards,
    Fisnik


    Itknowledge24.com
    • Marked as answer by FrankyMacky Saturday, September 25, 2010 4:46 PM
    Saturday, September 25, 2010 3:56 PM

All replies

  • I think the default path for MSE is c:\program files\Microsoft Security Essentials. You will find a file named mssecse.exe. Try to launch it.

    If this does not help, please post your question in the "Microsoft Security Essential: Getting Started and Upgrading" Forum.

    http://social.answers.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/msestart/threads

     

     


    This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties or guarantees , and confers no rights.

    • Marked as answer by FrankyMacky Saturday, September 25, 2010 4:46 PM
    Saturday, September 25, 2010 10:57 AM
  • How does one launch MSE?  I use to see it in my Start menu, but no longer.  I suspect that there is some history and recency that determines whether it shows up there.  Rather than relying on recency, is there a direct and complete path?


    Hi FankyMacky:

    1. Click Start Menu and type “mse” in the Instant Search.
    2. Once it appears right-click it and left-click Pin to Start Menu.

    I hope you find this information useful. If you need any further assistance,
    please feel free to contact me and let me know.

    I hope this information was helpful…

    Have a nice day…

    Best regards,
    Fisnik


    Itknowledge24.com
    • Marked as answer by FrankyMacky Saturday, September 25, 2010 4:46 PM
    Saturday, September 25, 2010 3:56 PM
  • I think the default path for MSE is c:\program files\Microsoft Security Essentials. You will find a file named mssecse.exe. Try to launch it.

    If this does not help, please post your question in the "Microsoft Security Essential: Getting Started and Upgrading" Forum.

    http://social.answers.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/msestart/threads


    That seems to be it.  Thanks.
    • Edited by FrankyMacky Saturday, September 25, 2010 4:43 PM Clarity
    Saturday, September 25, 2010 4:37 PM
  • Hi FankyMacky:

    1. Click Start Menu and type “mse” in the Instant Search.
    2. Once it appears right-click it and left-click Pin to Start Menu.

    I hope you find this information useful. If you need any further assistance,
    please feel free to contact me and let me know.

    I hope this information was helpful…

    Have a nice day…

    Best regards,
    Fisnik


    Itknowledge24.com

    Very handy search window....I have to start getting use to using it.  On XP, I've always selected classic style start menu, and hence never had it available and never got into the habit of using it.

    "mse" didn't turn up anything, but "essential" does.

    Thanks.

    Saturday, September 25, 2010 4:39 PM
  • Hi FankyMacky:

    1. Click Start Menu and type “mse” in the Instant Search.
    2. Once it appears right-click it and left-click Pin to Start Menu.

    I hope you find this information useful. If you need any further assistance,
    please feel free to contact me and let me know.

    I hope this information was helpful…

    Have a nice day…

    Best regards,
    Fisnik


    Itknowledge24.com

    Very handy search window....I have to start getting use to using it.  On XP, I've always selected classic style start menu, and hence never had it available and never got into the habit of using it.

    "mse" didn't turn up anything, but "essential" does.

    Thanks.


    Fine, the Instant Search was first included in Windows Vista and now
    it is used in Windows 7.  
    Itknowledge24.com
    Saturday, September 25, 2010 4:54 PM