Holly’s error message: “Microsoft Network Inspection System stopped working and was closed”

By | September 2, 2011
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Holly keeps getting a network error message
I have been a lifetime subscriber for years and can’t wait until Fridays. I did have to switch my email address from Yahoo to Google to keep getting your newsletter. Here’s my question: I have a new hard drive that Dell installed on my laptop(trust me, I WILL clone this one!) and I keep getting the following popup: Microsoft Network Inspection System stopped working and was closed. A problem caused the application to stop working correctly. Windows will notify you if a solution is available. I have never had this message before and was hoping you could enlighten me? It doesn’t seem to stop anything I’m doing, so I just close it and keep on working. I have Windows Vista Premium with IE8 installed if that’s any help. My warranty is up in about a month on my laptop. Hope I gave you enough info. and PLEASE keep up the great work! Holly

Our answer
Hi Holly. You’re in luck. The answer to your question is simple. The error you’re getting is related to Microsoft Security Essentials’ update process. To get rid of the error, uninstall Microsoft Security Essentials, reboot, then re-install Microsoft Security Essentials. That should take of those error messages.

One thought on “Holly’s error message: “Microsoft Network Inspection System stopped working and was closed”

  1. Victor Matlock

    I have the same problem as the one stated by Holly. I also have a dell, about a year old. I do not have Microsoft Security essentials installed. Windows defender came with the computer and tells me nothing is wrong – the computer is working normal. However, unlike Holly’s problem, my computer does give me trouble. I get the same message as she did but, I can’t keep on working without shutting down and starting. It’s very bothersome.
    Can you help. thanks in advance.


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