Roaming Computing System (Windows Edition) 4 - Microsoft Security Essentials

Contents

Description

4.0.15

Version 4.0.15
Variant English - Windows XP 32-bit
Machine installed on workstation
Depends on
Dependency of
Any installer files preparation
WPKG packages.xml example page http://wpkg.org/MSSecurityEssentials
AppDeploy page http://www.appdeploy.com/packages/detail.asp?id=1647
Installer manufacturer
Installation instructions / options /s /runwgacheck /o
Uninstallation instructions / options /qb /uninstall
Configuration

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Microsoft Antimalware\Exclusions\Paths\C:\Program Files\TightVNC\tightvnc.exe="00000000" REG_DWORD.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Microsoft Antimalware\Exclusions\Paths\C:\Program Files\TightVNC\screenhooks.dll="00000000" REG_DWORD
These should then show up in Settings → Excluded files and locations.

We might be able to change HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Microsoft Antimalware\Signature Updates\Signature Locations\SignatureLocation REG_SZ to something other than C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Microsoft\Microsoft Antimalware\Definition Updates\{<ID>} so as to have it save these large files instead in %TEMP% on D:.

TWEAK mse-whitelist-tightvnc.bat
Release Notes
Changelog
Download location http://www.microsoft.com/security_essentials/
Issues with the software in our system
Issues with the software itself
  • [might now be fixed] Major upgrades have to be installed manually, they're not available automatically or via update.microsoft.com, though minor updates are, though we can install them using WPKG.
  • [might now be fixed] The VNC whitelisting, as with all registry settings, is lost when MSE is uninstalled
  • [might now be fixed] We've seen multiple instances where it's upgraded manually then it disappears. Add/Remove programs says it's installed but isn't running and nor will it run. Needs reinstall.
Notes Microsoft Answers forum: http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/protect/forum/

2.1

Version 2.1
Variant English - Windows XP 32-bit
Machine installed on workstation
Depends on
Dependency of
Any installer files preparation
WPKG packages.xml example page http://wpkg.org/MSSecurityEssentials
AppDeploy page http://www.appdeploy.com/packages/detail.asp?id=1647
Installer manufacturer
Installation instructions / options Upgrading from version 1 needs to be done manually.
/s /runwgacheck /o
Uninstallation instructions / options /qb /uninstall
Configuration

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Microsoft Antimalware\Exclusions\Paths - C:\Program Files\UltraVNC\winvnc.exe = 00000000. This should then show up in Settings → Excluded files and locations

We might be able to change HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Microsoft Antimalware\Signature Updates\Signature Locations\SignatureLocation REG_SZ to something other than C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Microsoft\Microsoft Antimalware\Definition Updates\{<ID>} so as to have it save these large files instead in %TEMP% on D:.

TWEAK mse-whitelist-ultravnc.bat
Release Notes
Changelog
Download location http://www.microsoft.com/security_essentials/
Issues with the software in our system The issue with whitelisting UltraVNC through TWEAK Unattended now works.
Issues with the software itself
  • Major upgrades have to be installed manually, they're not available automatically or via update.microsoft.com, though minor updates are, though we can install them using WPKG.
  • The VNC whitelisting, as with all registry settings, is lost when MSE is uninstalled
  • We've seen multiple instances where it's upgraded manually then it disappears. Add/Remove programs says it's installed but isn't running and nor will it run. Needs reinstall.
Notes Microsoft Answers forum: http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/protect/forum/

2

Version 2
Variant English - Windows XP 32-bit
Machine installed on workstation
Depends on
Dependency of
Any installer files preparation
WPKG packages.xml example page http://wpkg.org/MSSecurityEssentials
AppDeploy page http://www.appdeploy.com/packages/detail.asp?id=1647
Installer manufacturer
Installation instructions / options Upgrading from version 1 needs to be done manually.
/s /runwgacheck /o
Uninstallation instructions / options /qb /uninstall
Configuration

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Microsoft Antimalware\Exclusions\Paths - C:\Program Files\UltraVNC\winvnc.exe = 00000000. This should then show up in Settings → Excluded files and locations

We might be able to change HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Microsoft Antimalware\Signature Updates\Signature Locations\SignatureLocation REG_SZ to something other than C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Microsoft\Microsoft Antimalware\Definition Updates\{<ID>} so as to have it save these large files instead in %TEMP% on D:.

TWEAK mse-whitelist-ultravnc.bat
Release Notes
Changelog
Download location http://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/security_essentials/
Issues with the software in our system Whitelisting UltraVNC doesn't work, so after installation you need to scan, have it warn about VNC, then 'Allow' VNC.
Issues with the software itself
  • Major upgrades have to be installed manually, they're not available automatically or via update.microsoft.com, though minor updates are.
  • The VNC whitelisting is lost when MSE is uninstalled
  • We've seen multiple instances where it's upgraded manually then it disappears. Add/Remove programs says it's installed but isn't running and nor will it run. Needs reinstall.
Notes Microsoft Answers forum: http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/protect/forum/

1

Version 1
Variant
Machine installed on workstation
Depends on
Dependency of
Any installer files preparation
WPKG packages.xml example page http://wpkg.org/MSSecurityEssentials
AppDeploy page http://www.appdeploy.com/packages/detail.asp?id=1647
Installer manufacturer
Installation instructions / options /s /runwgacheck /o
Uninstallation instructions / options /qb /uninstall
Configuration

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Microsoft Antimalware\Exclusions\Paths - C:\Program Files\UltraVNC\winvnc.exe = 00000000. This should then show up in Settings → Excluded files and locations

TWEAK mse-whitelist-ultravnc.bat
Release Notes
Changelog
Download location http://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/security_essentials/
Issues with the software in our system Whitelisting UltraVNC doesn't work, so after installation you need to scan, have it warn about VNC, then 'Allow' VNC.
Issues with the software itself
  • Major upgrades have to be installed manually, they're not available automatically or via update.microsoft.com, though minor updates are.
  • The VNC whitelisting is lost when MSE is uninstalled
Notes