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  2. Just to confirm what we already know, I noticed this in my Windows System event log from my earlier attempts to use the later engine file - Microsoft Antimalware has encountered an error trying to load signatures and will attempt reverting back to a known-good set of signatures. Signatures Attempted: Current Error Code: 0x800700c1 Error description: Microsoft Antimalware is not a valid Win32 application. Signature version: 1.293.45.0;1.293.45.0 Engine version: 1.1.15900.4 And - Microsoft Antimalware has encountered an error trying to update the engine. New Engine Version: 1.1.15900.4 Previous Engine Version: 1.1.15800.1 Engine Type: Antimalware User: NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM Error Code: 0x8007007f Error description: The specified procedure could not be found.
  3. Got a question. Do you have any idea if serpent will run under WINE using XP/Win7 emulation? Being a WinXP program it should run without problems right? Tried the linux port of Basilisk and really don't care for it.
  4. dencorso

    Microsoft security essentials and Windows XP

    How so? What do you think this very thread is all about? So long as there are working virus definitions, the rest's just fireworks.
  5. Mathwiz

    Microsoft security essentials and Windows XP

    I used to use ClamWin. It wasn't bad; my only complaint was, it's only an on-demand scanner (like MalwareBytes' Anti-Malware Free). So you have to schedule a scan every day, and there's still a chance malware could get into your system and do a lot of damage before the scan caught it. I think MSE is one of only a few free real-time AV products left for XP. That's why we're jumping through hoops trying to keep it alive. There have been occasional outages before, and IIRC it takes 3 days before the systray icon turns yellow. So you could update every other day and never see the yellow icon.
  6. It should be "true." However, with FF 52, it won't do anything unless you add some custom Javascript:
  7. Today
  8. Microsoft Security Essentials( MSE) for Winxp: No more updateS since quite a long time. Only free solution: Clamwin. The addon-Software Clamsentinel i removed since too much false positive. one must adjust this. e.g.. irfanview plugins a lot of them were blocked! So remove MSE and install Clamwin. At least true for Winxp SSE. What is working on Winxp SSE2 i cannot answer now since other PC must be setup again.
  9. dencorso

    Microsoft security essentials and Windows XP

    More than one day for sure, but I don't remember just now for how many days... that's documented somewhere, though, if MS didn't take it down, yet.
  10. DrWho3000

    Microsoft security essentials and Windows XP

    how long is it before MSE will complain IDE's are out of date before needing a update again could we say leave it 2-3 or even 4 days ?
  11. general.useragent.site_specific_overrides is set to "true" here.
  12. Of course the danger is that eventually MSE will stop working again because the engine will be deemed to be too out of date!
  13. Vistapocalypse

    Server 2008 Updates on Windows Vista

    April 2019 patches may also cause issues with some Avast products.
  14. DrWho3000

    Microsoft security essentials and Windows XP

    hopefully we won't have to rely on the engine, if the update def files works and MSE scans ok and well
  15. dencorso

    Microsoft security essentials and Windows XP

    No. It's not just maybe. Here're some facts... This is the ominous line in dependency walker: Notice it's an error, not a warning. Moreover, it appears for 1.1.15900.4, but not for 1.1.15800.1 or any other previous version of mpengine.dll (I've tested two more, but that should be enough, in this case). So, MS's attempt to kill XP through MSE lies on the mpengine.dll... That's good news! I count on @heinoganda kindly creating an automated updater, from these findings, as soon as he finds time for it, of course!
  16. Mathwiz

    Microsoft security essentials and Windows XP

    It keeps the old definitions in a "backup" folder, I guess in case the update turns out to be corrupt. I kinda figured the new engine wouldn't work. But I guess it's smart enough to restore the backups when it blows up. (Of course, it'd be just like M$ to read this thread and decide to change the format of the definitions files, along with yet another incompatible mpengine.dll which would be required to read them. They seem to be doing everything in their power to kill off XP.)
  17. DrWho3000

    Microsoft security essentials and Windows XP

    at least for now we have a work around for now. so it seems it "just maybe" it's the engine that is causing problems
  18. I tried copying the engine version from my Windows 10 installation, which is version 1.1.15900.4, to the MSE folder, and what happened was that when MSE restarted, it restored the original version, and the old definition files! When I just replace the definition files it seems to be fine, so beware trying to update the engine version!
  19. Mathwiz

    Microsoft security essentials and Windows XP

    Excellent! That's a better procedure too, because it also updates the "Definitions Last Updated" date.
  20. dencorso

    Microsoft security essentials and Windows XP

    Please do notice I didn't add the new mpengine.dll to the "...\Microsoft Antimalware\Definition Updates\Updates" folder, nor tried to replace the engine by any othe methods, because it seems to have an unsatisfied dependency on advapi32.dll. So it remains using the 1.1.15800.1 mpengine.dll... I've just run a quick scan and it's behaving normally.
  21. dencorso

    Microsoft security essentials and Windows XP

    I confirm it works: 1.) stop MS Antimalware Service ; 2.) put the 4 .vdm files in "C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Microsoft\Microsoft Antimalware\Definition Updates\Updates"; 3.) restart MS Antimalware Service; MSE updates and the "...\Microsoft Antimalware\Definition Updates\Updates" becomes empty. Great work, folks! Y'all rock!
  22. Mathwiz

    How many will continue using XP?

    I believe there are add-ons that will let you customize your UA according to the Web site. (I know they exist for Firefox.) You could then send 51.0.2704.63 to YouTube without affecting anyone else.
  23. SkyySX

    StartIsBack++ 2.8

    @Tihiy I have a question, I'm testing Windows 10 Build 1903 in a VM at the moment and love the new default-look of the Windows Taskbar when I use the new native Bright theme. The problem is, once I use a custom-theme with UltraUX ThemePatcher, StartIsBack automatically uses the taskbar of the custom-theme with no chance to use the default Windows 10 taskbar again. I tried to work around this by copying the default Windows 10 aero.msstyles into the Styles folder of StartIsBack, then I could select a "aero" theme for the Taskbar but it was still only the Taskbar of the custom-theme installed via UltraUX ThemePatcher. Is there any chance of StartIsBack using the default Windows 10 taskbar when using a custom-theme or is this impossible?
  24. Windows 2000

    How many will continue using XP?

    It seems that it may be just that. I've been spoofing it to 72 without any problems whatsoever. It's been like a month now since I've started using it. That's very unfortunate
  25. DrWho3000

    Microsoft security essentials and Windows XP

    I did it a little different, tried something else stopped antimalware then copied files to update folder instead, (which it let me do) started antimalware again and it updated its a work around, but at least it works for now, even if it is a bit a faffing about
  26. dencorso

    How many will continue using XP?

    One goes beyond Chrome 51.0.2704.63, things start not working. 49 => 51 is not much of a spoof, but that's as far as one can go.
  27. Sampei.Nihira

    Missing email client in the Start Menu.

    It is a "forma mentis" of many years of IT Security work. Thank you for your interest.
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