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L1NGUS Multiple notifications
Member 30th May, 2013 20:49
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User Since: 25th Nov, 2008
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I'm running PSI version on a Win Vista machine and for the last two weeks or so I am suddenly receiving the following notification multiple times every day:

Secunia PSI - Program Change Detected
1 new program:
Microsoft Malware Protection 1.x (patched)

This little notification suddenly appears down by my system tray repeatedly during the day. I have never noticed it appearing so many time in all the years I have been running PSI on this computer.

I'm not really alarmed, just mystified. Surely Microsoft isn't updating their malware protection this often every day. And yes, I use Microsoft Security Essentials as my AV program, but it's set to update once a day, not 50.

Just wondering if anyone else is noticing this behavior.

PC/Android 4 Life

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Secunia Official 31st May, 2013 09:25
I would suggest checking where the detected program is located. Is it perhaps on an external drive or in a temp-folder of some kind? That might give a clue to what is causing the pop-up.

Please see this FAQ entry.
L1NGUS RE: Multiple notifications
Member 31st May, 2013 22:21
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User Since: 25th Nov 2008
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Last edited on 1st Jun, 2013 00:12
There are 11 instances (and 5 different versions) of "Microsoft Malware Protection 1.x" on my PC. None of them are on an external drive and only 1 appears to be in a temp folder:

Detected Instances:
C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Microsoft Antimalware\Definition Updates\{5E87B37C-AF68-4E54-8001-789A98655BD5}\mpe ngine.dll, version 1.1.9506.0
C:\Windows\winsxs\x86_security-malware-windows-def ender_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6002.18005_none_59a829d 65550e411\MpEngine.dll, version 1.1.3007.0
C:\Windows\winsxs\x86_security-malware-windows-def ender_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6001.18000_none_57bcb0c a582f18c5\MpEngine.dll, version 1.1.3007.0
C:\Windows\winsxs\x86_security-malware-windows-def ender_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.20516_none_565b3cf 37428e14b\MpEngine.dll, version 1.1.1603.0
C:\Windows\winsxs\x86_security-malware-windows-def ender_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.16420_none_55c0ce8 05b18c568\MpEngine.dll, version 1.1.1603.0
C:\Windows\winsxs\x86_security-malware-windows-def ender_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.16386_none_5585eec e5b4407f1\MpEngine.dll, version 1.1.1603.0
C:\Windows\TempF11CBE7B-5373-D517-30B5-23ED5C4C95D 0-Signatures\mpengine.dll, version 1.1.6402.0
c:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Microsoft Antimalware\Definition Updates\Backup\mpengine.dll, version 1.1.9506.0
C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows Defender\Definition Updates\Backup\mpengine.dll, version 1.1.3007.0
C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows Defender\Definition Updates\Default\MpEngine.dll, version 1.1.3007.0
C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows Defender\Definition Updates\{ECE0F128-33AC-4778-BB40-F1652718C920}\mpe ngine.dll, version 1.1.5101.0

I don't know why so many versions and why they can't all be updated at the same time, but perhaps that is why I get the notification so many times.

I guess it's nothing to be overly concerned about.

Thank you, E.Jeppesen, for your time. I appreciate it.


PC/Android 4 Life
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