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Windows 7: MSE - Latest release - can Vir-sig updates be scheduled manually?

20 Aug 2012   #1
Ich

Win 7 HP 32bit - sp1
 
 
MSE - Latest release - can Vir-sig updates be scheduled manually?

Hi people

Does the latest version of MSE allow for a manual update schedule to be created by the user or is it still limited to the Windows auto-update facility, which may also download & install unwanted MS apps along with the virus signatures?

Cheers.

Ich.

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20 Aug 2012   #2

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Windows 7 Ult. x64 Windows 8.1 x64 Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Tri-Boot
 
 

Hi,

Nope, as far as I know its still via Windows update, and its own update facility.

I've never seen any of these MS apps you refer to though..........

Regards,
Golden
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20 Aug 2012   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

You can't directly schedule an update within MSE, but there is a workaround without involving Windows Update.

First off, there is a way of updating MSE definitions by command line. Here is a link that shows how to do that:
Updating Microsoft Security Essentials Using Command-Line - The Winhelponline Blog

Then, the trick is using the Task Scheduler and put that command line as a new task, and give any schedule you want.
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20 Aug 2012   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 
You can auto update MSE

When you schedule a scan you check the box to update before scanning. It updates and performs the scan.


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21 Aug 2012   #5
Ich

Win 7 HP 32bit - sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Alejandro85 View Post
You can't directly schedule an update within MSE, but there is a workaround without involving Windows Update.

First off, there is a way of updating MSE definitions by command line. Here is a link that shows how to do that:
Updating Microsoft Security Essentials Using Command-Line - The Winhelponline Blog

Then, the trick is using the Task Scheduler and put that command line as a new task, and give any schedule you want.
Alejandro

Many thanks for your valued response!

I will consider using MSE on my laptop at a future date & implement the above workaround.

Ich
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