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Windows 7: MSE auto update

22 Dec 2009   #1

MSE auto update

is there a way to get MSE to automatically update it self when new virus definaitons are ready to download?

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22 Dec 2009   #2


the update is bound to the scan schedule or manual update
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22 Dec 2009   #3
Uber Philf

W7 RTM Ultimate x64

The only way i can see, it's a bit odd, but if you set it to so a quick scan everyday at say 12pm, it will update, and do a quick scan. :P
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22 Dec 2009   #4


ok i switched from AVG to this and i liked the auto update feature of AVG it is a shame it just doesn't update it self automatically
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22 Dec 2009   #5
Uber Philf

W7 RTM Ultimate x64

I suppose, it's something that MS should implement next version. I'd like to see it happen :P
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22 Dec 2009   #6

W7-Enterprise + WS-2008 (Converted to Workstation)

hi !

stillfreefilms: take a look at my post

"How to update MSE´s virus definitions WITHOUT Windows update,
(if you have selected Windows Update to "notify of available updates"):

use task scheduler, on the right panel click "Create Basic Task".
then enter a name, select daily, 1 day, run a program,
in Program/Script enter: "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security
in Add arguments enter: "-SignatureUpdate"

if you want to update more than once a day, than create another task with a different time.
if i remember correctly the definitions are released 3 times a day... "

you also have to allow those tasks to run with a "USER-account",
otherwise it only works on your "ADMIN-account".
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22 Dec 2009   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium, 64-bit

MSE does update automatically, if you have Windows Update set to check for, and apply, critical updates. My Windows Update installs MSE updates at least once/day. That daily update is also applied, only after a system restore point has been created. If hard drive space isn't an issue, extra restore points can be useful.
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22 Dec 2009   #8

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers

Hi there
just think of the Logistics -- would make Santa's efforts seem trivial by comparison.

You'd have to have the program running all the time you were online checking the data base several times per hour -- imagine several million (or more) all logging into a database update at various times of the day and night.

Secondly you'd need something in the Database to tell MSE that it's been updated. That's also a bit of an overhead to do as well at the "Server" end.

Just use automatic updates -- if you want you can always run extra scans by running another "Check for Updates" manually if you want.

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