Microsoft Security Essentials Installation Error Code-0x8004FF81 Windows

Microsoft Security Essentials Installation Error Code : 0x8004FF81


When installing Microsoft Security Essentials Software, repeated error occur Error Code0x8004FF81, 0x8004ff88

 

Microsoft Security Essentials Installation Error Code-0x8004FF81


Microsoft Security Essentials Installation Error Code: 0x8004FF81

 

Microsoft Security Essentials Troubleshoot Steps:

  1. Have you reviewed and tried the steps listed here? http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows/i-cant-install-microsoft-security-essentials
  2. Are Windows Updates working fine? http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx/kb/971058?p=1 - if necessary, run the FixIt to reset the Windows update components.
  3.  Any other security software still installed? A possible reason for Microsoft Security Essentials Installation Error Code : 0x8004FF81 problem is that you have conflicting security software installed fully or partially on the PC. Did you have a trial version of McAfee, Norton, Trend Micro pre-installed when the laptop was purchased? Remove all those security software from the PC.
  4. You may need to use a cleanup tool to remove your prior security software: http://social.answers.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/msestart/thread/407bf6da-c05d-4546-8788-0aa4c25a1f91

 

References:

http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/protect/forum/mse-protect_start/laptop-wont-complete-installation-of-microsoft/8a8e7af1-f38f-4a8d-8056-1869fba34e03

http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/protect/forum/mse-protect_updating/cannot-install-microsoft-security-essentials-error/44abdfb1-207a-4183-9817-2da9fd24c894


2 Comments on Microsoft Security Essentials Installation Error Code : 0x8004FF81

  1. Error code 0x8004ff81 when attempting to download Microsoft Security Essential

    The problem was caused by the malware called Total Anti Malware Protection, which mimics MS Security Essentials. To fix this, need to delete malicious entries of Image File Execution Options in registry.

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