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Windows 7: Microsoft Security Essentials update question

01 Nov 2010   #11
gogreen

Windows 10 Home, 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bill2 View Post
Just create a task in the task scheduler for MSE update. Heres how.

Microsoft Security Essentials Automatic Virus Signature Updates
Thanks, Bill2 and ken9122! Well, it took some fancy fiddling, but I successfully set it up as a task in task scheduler. I'll see how it goes.


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10 Nov 2010   #12
gogreen

Windows 10 Home, 64 bit
 
 

As an alternative, I also created the attached batch file and plunked it on my desktop so I could quickly update MSE on demand. Same command specified in task scheduler.


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File Type: bat mse.bat (87 Bytes, 21 views)
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10 Nov 2010   #13
xxxdannyxxx

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Another alternative is to change the signature updates registry key. HKLM/Software/Microsoft/Microsoft Antimalware/Signature Updates.I changed mine from the preset 24 hours to every 6 hours.Now i get updated 3 time a day and know my system is protected with no need for daily scanning to update.You have to change the permissions to alter it then just give the permissions back to the system when done.Use a Decimal value data of 6 for 6 hourly updating.
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10 Nov 2010   #14
gogreen

Windows 10 Home, 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by xxxdannyxxx View Post
Another alternative is to change the signature updates registry key. HKLM/Software/Microsoft/Microsoft Antimalware/Signature Updates.I changed mine from the preset 24 hours to every 6 hours.Now i get updated 3 time a day and know my system is protected with no need for daily scanning to update.You have to change the permissions to alter it then just give the permissions back to the system when done.Use a Decimal value data of 6 for 6 hourly updating.
OK, good suggestion. Thanks. So what do I need to change in the attached screenshot to cause MSE to check for updates every 6 hours? I just change the decimal value data from 18 (as shown) to 6?


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11 Nov 2010   #15
xxxdannyxxx

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Yes the default value is 18 hexidecimal.Change this to decimal and put 6.This will then update every 6 hours.
Hope this helps
danny
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11 Nov 2010   #16
gogreen

Windows 10 Home, 64 bit
 
 

OK. Thanks.
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11 Nov 2010   #17
Lunarpancake

Windows 8 Professional
 
 

edit* misread question.
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11 Nov 2010   #18
gogreen

Windows 10 Home, 64 bit
 
 

Tried it, but I'm getting the attached error. What am I doing wrong?


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12 Nov 2010   #19
xxxdannyxxx

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

You need to take ownership of the registry key.Click on signature updates on the left hand side and then edit and permissions in the toolbar.Give yourself full control over the key.Then click advanced/owner click on your admin acc and press apply.This gives you ownership of the key.Press ok and ok again and you should be able to change it now.Then repeat the process undoing what you changed giving the process back to the system.
Hope this helps.
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12 Nov 2010   #20
gogreen

Windows 10 Home, 64 bit
 
 

Did it. Thanks for the walk-through. I'll check it later to see if it's updating every six hours. Thanks!
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