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Posted 19 January 2011 - 07:51 PM
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I am using MSE antivirus. I thought it was supposed to automatically get updates. If so, why do I seen Definition Updates for MSE when i manually visit the Windows Update site ? Thanks, Mike
Because it usually updates at a set time or sometimes before a scan. MSE uses Windows Update for its update facility (you will see that if you look at the Windows Update log), so as a registered app in Windows Update, updates for it will show up there.
Posted 20 January 2011 - 07:52 AM
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Posted 20 January 2011 - 10:11 PM
Thanks everyone for your replies, but I am still a bit confused. I have disabled the automatic scan, because I prefer to do a scan at my choosing, maybe once a week. Does this mean that I am NOT getting any updates automatically ?? I do not see any setting to automatically get any updates, or am I missing something. I also do NOT get the regular Windows Updates, as I prefer to look for them at my convenience. I believe I need to check for the MSE updates manually in the future ?? Thanks, Mike
Since MSE is tied to Windows Update, any updates to it will be tied to your Windows Update settings. So what happens to MSE is directly reflected in your "Automatic Updates" settings. So if you don't have the Windows updates set to "download and install for me automatically", then you won't get automatic updates in MSE.
Edited by Glenn9999, 20 January 2011 - 10:13 PM.
Posted 21 January 2011 - 12:03 AM
Update ID: 36fc788c-3bcf-49f0-809e-a7bb4a480aaf Title: Definition Update for Microsoft Security Essentials - KB2310138 (Definition 184.108.40.206) Description: Install this update to revise the definition files that are used to detect viruses, spyware, and other potentially unwanted software. Once you have installed this item, it cannot be removed. Min Download Size: 0 Download Size: 11582000 SupersededIDs: 1783dd5c-8ec7-48f2-94db-a74e30b07525 : 18fc5be0-6ae9-45e1-a53c-de8fda328cf6 : 7802b05b-6bab-44bf-a759-67093eae704e : aaa383bd-1ac0-46a8-9820-1612751218b7 : b55afc35-5be1-4a40-8dea-4c674296d4bf : c85d5f63-9255-4926-9218-48deb33049c5 : e95ad39d-0202-447c-9c09-8530a29a0f16 : b4266e38-e28c-4118-bc3e-fa870914ddc9 : Categories: Definition Updates : MS Security Essentials : Eula Accepted: TRUE Eula Text: Installed: FALSE Hidden: FALSE MSRC Severity: KB Article Ids: 2310138 File Titles: 0: Delta File URLs: 0: http://download.windowsupdate.com/msdownload/update/software/defu/2011/01/am_delta_e98f412e595be97b64678b931744dfa6afc64d97.exe File Sizes: 0: 521104 Update ID: 9c2b20db-ddfa-4e6b-a616-38c84b34a2af Title: Microsoft Security Essentials Client Update Package - KB2285652 (2.0.657.0) Description: This package will update Microsoft Security Essentials client on the user's machine. Min Download Size: 0 Download Size: 7866472 SupersededIDs: Categories: Critical Updates : MS Security Essentials : Eula Accepted: FALSE Eula Text: MICROSOFT SOFTWARE LICENSE TERMS MICROSOFT SECURITY ESSENTIALS These license terms are an agreement between Microsoft Corporation (or based on where you live, one of its affiliates) and you. Please read them. They apply to the software named above, which includes the media on which you received it, if any. The terms also apply to any Microsoft ...clipped... Installed: TRUE Hidden: FALSE MSRC Severity: KB Article Ids: 2285652 File Titles: 0: MSEInstall-x86-EN-US File URLs: 0: http://download.windowsupdate.com/msdownload/update/software/crup/2011/01/mseinstall_6ff28e3d426439c31caa5e4957c5bea08c78e0a1.exe File Sizes: 0: 7866472
Edited by Glenn9999, 21 January 2011 - 12:05 AM.
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