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Microsoft security essentials and Windows XP

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6 hours ago, pinkmoon89 said:

I didn't see it mentioned in any of the posts I managed to read last night.

Try going TWO posts above your original. Had you read those two posts, you'd have all the information and software you need, and wouldn't need to ask other people to distill it for you.

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On 24.11.2017 at 4:43 PM, pinkmoon89 said:

Does it auto-update okay or does it require manual intervention in order to update the virus definitions?

On my system with PosReady hack it autoupdates on daily basis.

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On 24.11.2017 at 12:07 PM, Yellow Horror said:

The only limitation is that Widows Security Center don't recognize that it is working and issue warning.

In my current Rev. 5 of MSE 4.8.204.0 I have eliminated this problem.

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Be aware that if you have Automatic Updates turned off that MSE may attempt to re-enable Automatic Updates. I just installed MSE, and right after I did I checked and found that Automatic Updates had been enabled. Thanks to a security program, I was alerted to a potentially suspicious action. Further research led me to suspect that my Automatic Updates configuration may have been tampered with, so I checked and found that Automatic Updates had been re-enabled.

 

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It is normal when automatic updates are (AU) disabled, as soon as MSE is installed they will be activated. This happens partly synonymous with other programs from Microsoft as well.

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Edited by heinoganda

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If you know where to look, the official versions are still available.

I found this using some "magic" software ;) created by one of our members:

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2013-11-26          Microsoft Security Essentials - (KB2902907)
Listing of File URLs:
MSEInstall-x86-EN-US - http://download.windowsupdate.com/d/msdownload/update/software/ftpk/2013/11/mseinstall_6ea36a8b108517a4dc692afc30aad122af543239.exe (10864 KB)
Description:
You may not be running an anti-malware solution and this may leave your PC vulnerable to viruses, spyware and other malicious software. Microsoft Security Essentials is a free anti-malware software offered to Windows users who have purchased a Genuine copy of Windows. Microsoft Security Essentials is licensed for use on home PCs and by small businesses with 10 or fewer PCs. You can download alternative languages directly from www.microsoft.com/security_essentials with the “more information” link below.
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Here's the download link by itself:

http://download.windowsupdate.com/d/msdownload/update/software/ftpk/2013/11/mseinstall_6ea36a8b108517a4dc692afc30aad122af543239.exe

Checksums:

MD5: f406bac9cfb876eff01314f18cda746c
SHA-1: 6ea36a8b108517a4dc692afc30aad122af543239
SHA-256: 6b5846385cd3bd3e7b9ddb2f8667c2f927ff17c47d6891b526895614539dbd02
SHA-512: f9d08f0b1e399955e2b0b38b8ddc5f5596f90244d94c858cbc53daa662a2a2d780cfae625d74cb7ad25578c578f5f4100e74bcc9dd249b87e6efe18826fed354

 

And when the above download link no longer works, the identical file can be downloaded from Filehippo:

Microsoft Security Essentials XP 4.4.304 XP

 

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