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Windows 7: Security Essentials definition updates fail

2 Weeks Ago   #1
borate

Windows 7
 
 
Security Essentials definition updates fail

Security Essentials definition updates fail - others do not - according to update history and event viewer.
Yet MSE lists the date of the last definition update and indicates that the tool is up-to-date.

Reinstall MSE and definition updates succeed - no failure messages - for days, then again begin to fail.

Any one observe the same behavior, and have a fix? Until recently MSE ran fine for years.


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2 Weeks Ago   #2
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Mine works perfectly, as long as you can click on update again and it works or a 3rd time and it works, don`t worry about it.
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2 Weeks Ago   #3
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Security is nothing to settle short of with updating
MSE is poor to begin with so it might be time to switch to a third party av that updates flawlessly
Avast free is popular along with Panda free I switched have have not looked back
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2 Weeks Ago   #4
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I update MSE several times a day manually. Every now and then their is a problem. MSE can't find the server. Malwarebytes and Super Anti Spyware updates so I no I'm on line.
All I do is reboot and the problems goes away.

I'm guessing but it seems at times MSE can't find my internet connection. Rebooting seems to fix that problem.
I really haven't done a lot of research on the problem because it happens so seldom and it only takes 40 seconds to reboot to get things working again.

Jack
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2 Weeks Ago   #5
borate

Windows 7
 
 

Thanks for the comments. Definitions download, but the install fails. MSE updated successfully after the latest remove/install. Time will tell if it continues to do so.
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