MSE Update on the 18th

  thumbscrew 19:49 19 Jun 2010

I've had Microsoft Security Essentials installed for a couple of months, I'm sure it's worthwhile, but the automatic updates are a constant source of confusion. Yesterday, because it hadn't updated for three days, I uninstalled and reinstalled. My latest one updated on the 18th...when I installed, but so far today...the 19th June, nothing has happened. I've resisted updating manually because, if I do I won't know if the automatics are working.Has anyone today received a 19th update? Does anyone know exactly how and when they are supposed to update?

  mgmcc 20:12 19 Jun 2010

I had a problem a couple of days ago when the definitions didn't update automatically and clicking the Update button also failed to load the latest definitions.

However, downloading the latest definitions from click here installed them OK and they have updated OK since.

  rdave13 20:16 19 Jun 2010

Isn't there a link to 'upgrade' MSE under the help tab if you think there's a problem?

  birdface 20:19 19 Jun 2010

An earlier thread.

click here

  thumbscrew 20:44 19 Jun 2010

I know it's an earlier thread marks for spotting that. However, it's an ongoing problem which won't go away...ergo, a new but relevant problem.

  birdface 20:57 19 Jun 2010

I managed to update mine using mooley's first click here but a 53mb download to get it was a bit much.
I was informed that it included an update to Windows Defender.
So maybe it is Defender that is acting up.
Anyhow I removed mine and went back to AVG and maybe I will use MSE again sometime in the future.

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