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  2. Of course the danger is that eventually MSE will stop working again because the engine will be deemed to be too out of date!
  3. Vistapocalypse

    Server 2008 Updates on Windows Vista

    April 2019 patches may also cause issues with some Avast products.
  4. 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
  5. 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!
  6. 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.)
  7. 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
  8. 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!
  9. Mathwiz

    Microsoft security essentials and Windows XP

    Excellent! That's a better procedure too, because it also updates the "Definitions Last Updated" date.
  10. 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.
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  12. 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!
  13. 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.
  14. 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?
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. Mathwiz

    Microsoft security essentials and Windows XP

    It looks like the mpengine.dll version has been updated too; I just haven't worked up the courage to try copying it over yet.
  20. Mathwiz

    How many will continue using XP?

    How is your UA modified? If you're spoofing a newer Chrome version, Google probably started using CSS or Javascript that works on the newer version, but not on the version you actually have.
  21. I was almost joking earlier on when I said can't you just copy the necessary files across! Perhaps that might be true, great if it is. I have exactly those files sitting in my Windows 10 installation from the Windows 10 Windows Defender, so I guess they might work in MSE and will always be up to date!
  22. DrWho3000

    Microsoft security essentials and Windows XP

    just tried same on another XP SP3 PC, got same result as I posted Antimalware service is deffo stopped
  23. Mathwiz

    Microsoft security essentials and Windows XP

    It doesn't seem to be necessary to stop MSE; just stopping the service was enough for me.
  24. DrWho3000

    Microsoft security essentials and Windows XP

    i did yes, and the MSE itself
  25. Mathwiz

    Microsoft security essentials and Windows XP

    I got the same message if the M$ Antimalware service wasn't stopped.
  26. someguy25

    Microsoft security essentials and Windows XP

    Did you stop the M$ Antimalware service before copying the files?
  27. Dave-H

    Audio driver for Realtek HD Audio Hardware?

    Thanks again, works great and I even think the quality is a bit better now! Also the analogue CD sound works perfectly! Just one request, I would actually find it more useful if the Line In audio worked rather than the CD audio, if that's possible, as I have an old analogue DV video capture card connected to the line input, and it would be good to be able to hear the sound from that again. That would be much more useful to me than the CD sound. Cheers, Dave.
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