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Windows 7: MS Security Essential fails to update !!!

08 Jun 2014   #11
NoelDP

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)/Win10
 
 

The usual cure for MSE-related update problems is simple - uninstall it, and install again from a fresh download.


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08 Jun 2014   #12
Newcomer7

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

I did think about this, but was worried that after uninstalling it I might not be able to install it again (if there is something wrong with my PC)...

Latest development is that I by chance found a MS link to update MSE manually. I did it and it worked. Now if I use the MSE icon on the bottom right to do update, it does not show error, although obviously there is nothing to update anymore. However, if I try the Window Update route to update MSE, there is another error message.... actually, I will now restart my pc to see what happens.

Thanks
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08 Jun 2014   #13
Newcomer7

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Just restarted and now even the "windows update route" for security essential is fine. Hopefully it will be ok from now on.... I have to check it again tomorrow.

Thank you for both replies... I may need your help again (hopefully not)
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08 Jun 2014   #14
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Good to hear, now be very careful with what you download! All that crap got there because you allowed it. Always check advanced install and look through the license agreement for unwanted add-ons.
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09 Jun 2014   #15
Newcomer7

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

OK thanks. Just tried to use the icon to update and it's fine Will try to use "windows update" option tomorrow to make sure it is OK as well.
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09 Jun 2014   #16
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

You're welcome, it's possible one of the crapwares was causing the problem.
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09 Jun 2014   #17
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
I'm not at all sure any antivirus would block Conduit from being installed that was included in some other download ?

The best way to get rid of Conduit is here step by step,
http://malwaretips.com/blogs/remove-conduit-search-virus/
http://malwaretips.com/blogs/conduit-search-removal/
Which includes a few different scanners not just Adwcleaner
Cheers.
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