One of our clients had viruses infect his XP computer, after removing the viruses from the computer, we then tried to install Microsoft Security Essentials. I would go through the setup wizard and when I went to install Microsoft Security Essentials I would get the following error:
Here are the steps I used to correct this error and then I could install Microsoft Security Essentials.
Step One: Browse to “c:program files/Microsoft Security Client” on your hard drive. Microsoft Security Essentials is trying to install in the Microsoft Security Client folder but the malware has corrupted the folder.
Step Two: Rename the Microsoft Security Client folder to Microsoft Security Client 1.
Step Three: Run the Microsoft Security Essentials wizard, it will now create a new Microsoft Security Client folder and will install correctly.
Step Four: (Optional) If you want to get rid of the old Microsoft Security Client folder, you will need to slave the hard drive to another machine and browse to the Microsoft Security Client folder and remove it. You can use a hard drive dock like the one pictured below to slave the hard drive to another machine.
Thank you for reading this post. If this helped you please leave a comment. This was posted by techspeeder.
Thanks for the tip NetMc.