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Windows 7: MSE annoying issue

14 Aug 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
MSE annoying issue

does this software ever updates "silently" ?
E.g when you are running a full screen game etc. The MSE updates itself but at the same time , it shoots you back to the desktop screen as well. This is quite annoying and not the way i want it to be.

I have no issue with the avast program. It has this nice feature of updating silently whenever a full screen application is running.

any other way to get around this MSE annoying problem ?
I'm not sure if the new beta version corrected this problem , i have not tried yet.

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14 Aug 2010   #2

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit

maybe this problem is corrected in the beta version which I'm running. I'll set the update to as short a period as possible and to automatic (I normally use manual.) and see what happens. Will get back to you after an update period has passed.
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15 Aug 2010   #3

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro 64-bit

If I'm not mistaken, MSE gets its updates through Windows Updates. If Windows Updates is set to "Install updates automatically (recommended)" then it might interrupt whatever it is you're doing. For that reason I leave my Windows Update set to "Never check for updates (not recommended)" and run a manual MSE update in the morning and again in the evening. I'll also do a manual Windows Update scan a couple of times a week for everything else. Yes, it's a bit of an inconvenience but it works for me. Some folks configure Windows Updates to "Check for updates but let me choose whether to download and install them."
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15 Aug 2010   #4

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit

Since I've never seen the screen, I've also set scans to daily to hope to see what he is referencing.
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15 Aug 2010   #5
Capt.Jack Sparrow

Windows 7 Ultimate - 64-bit | Windows 8 Pro - 64-bit


Check this FAQ about MSE Updates MSE Definitions/Signatures Update FAQ

- Captain
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15 Aug 2010   #6

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit

I was wondering if he's done following:

Updates are a once per 24 hour check on a schedule determined by MSE. There is no setting within MSE to change the scheduled time or frequency.

Optionally, you can add a check for updates by setting check for updates before scan and setting up a scheduled scan daily (for a time when the PC will be on as it won't run a missed scan later).
I'll try things that way and see what happens.
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