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StuartMW
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reply to ahulett

Re: Microsoft Security Essentials - Unable To Install

Just got an update via Windows Update on one box. Used the Update button in MSE on another and that worked. Both have update 548 created 1/22/2013 5:28.
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chevysales

join:2001-01-24
East Haven, CT
21 page thread at ms forum for MSE on this issue...

»answers.microsoft.com/en-us/prot···e4390b69

only way i or it seems anyone has been able to update is by downloading def and nis files at manual update portal.

BTW this isn't effecting windows 8 defender.

i have a desktop and 4 lappys on our home network and this is a pain in butt. windows 7 pro 64 bit

ms manual updates here pick 64 or 32 bit
»www.microsoft.com/security/porta···mse.aspx

also the NIS file they have posted will put event log error in event log as its one release back. this according to reading windows update log which is one place MSE logs all updates. spent a day with this and it gets a poor rating from AV comparatives yet i read other sources like fred langa etc where it is touted as good.

on another note also updated java to 7.11 and then turned it off in IE9 as reliving these drive by viri is crazy and we have CERT telling us turn off java.


Darth Bane

@bellaliant.net
Seems to be fixed now. Just did an update and got 575, which is what the latest definitions are.


CovMac
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join:2000-11-06
Covington, LA
Got an auto-update this A.M. at 5:58 CST to .629. So auto-update seems to have been fixed.
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Somersett

join:2004-12-04
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I am not so sure. I opened MSE a few minutes ago and clicked on 'Update.' The programme downloaded and installed definitions 1.143.707.0 I then visited the Microsoft Malware Protection Website to find that it was showing the latest definitions as 1.143.709.0. I re-opened MSE and clicked on update. It indicated that my definitions were up to date and did not download 1.143.709.0.


StuartMW
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Auto-updates are working fine for me as are manual (Update button within MSE).
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ahulett
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reply to Somersett
said by Somersett:

I am not so sure. I opened MSE a few minutes ago and clicked on 'Update.' The programme downloaded and installed definitions 1.143.707.0 I then visited the Microsoft Malware Protection Website to find that it was showing the latest definitions as 1.143.709.0. I re-opened MSE and clicked on update. It indicated that my definitions were up to date and did not download 1.143.709.0.

This is OK. Two things to keep in mind: 1) there may be a delay between when an updated signature package is available at the Security Portal and at Windows/Microsoft Update, and 2) we update the portal more frequently than WU/MU. Dynamic Signature Service is available, too, to help provide coverage between updates.

Regards,
Aaron
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