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Windows 7: MSE does not update daily

11 Jul 2014   #11
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1

Here is a simple way I do Windows Updates and MSE Updates.
1. When I'm not on the computer it is off.
2. When the computer is on I'm using it.
3. When I turn on the computer the first things I do is check for Windows Updates which include MSE Updates.
4. Down load and install them.
5. Check several times a day manually. It only takes a few seconds and you are never behind for long on new definitions. Unless you computer is off for a long time.
The results are

MSE does not update daily-capture.pngwindows-mse-updates.png

No Sleep or Hibernation problems.
No scheduling problems.
Update as many times a day as you wish so they are always new. Not day old updates.
It only takes a few seconds because you are never far behind on updates.
I treat Malwarebytes Pro the same way. Update manually many times a day.
I do no auto updates of anything and that keep my out of a lot of trouble.
This way I'm always there to monitor how the updates are proceeding and if my input is needed.

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12 Jul 2014   #12

Windows 7 x64 Home Premium SP1

I've always done things automatically, at least windows updates. Maybe I should go down the manual route instead. But I've never had problems with automatic windows updates.

EDIT: It looks like MSE still has not updated even though now it should.

Here's a screenshot of windows update in control panel.

It'd probably be easier if I just installed updates manually. It's strange that it only shows up in control panel and isn't installed automatically. It just stays there.
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12 Jul 2014   #13

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit

Have you downloaded any third party desktop/ screen saver themes ?
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13 Jul 2014   #14

Windows 7 x64 Home Premium SP1

No, I don't even have a screensaver applied and I don't use 3rd party themes. When it goes to sleep mode there's just a black screen. I don't bother with screensavers. Even with windows built-in ones.
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13 Jul 2014   #15

Windows 7 x64 Home Premium SP1

It didn't update today either. It's set to update at 3PM, but no, it just sits there in the control panel as an "optional" download. You're supposed to be installed automatically! Not just sit there doing nothing!

I have no idea why it doesn't update.
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13 Jul 2014   #16
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1

I have no auto update setting for MSE. I would have to use Windows 7 Updates to get it to work auto. You will receive your MSE updates and WU updates auto.
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14 Jul 2014   #17

Windows 7 x64 Home Premium SP1

It doesn't update when I reboot either. And when it does update automatically it does so late evening, not during the day. Well, sometimes it updates when it should, but still.

So, anything else to it? Or is this just how it works?
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14 Jul 2014   #18

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64

I think your best option is to setup a scheduled task to automatically get MSE definition updates.
This link has good instructions and screen prints.
How To Fix Microsoft Security Essentials Virus Definitions Updates

Post back if you have any questions or problems with the scheduled task.

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14 Jul 2014   #19

Windows 7 x64 Home Premium SP1

Alright but it's getting late here. I will post back tomorrow if I have time. Thanks
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15 Jul 2014   #20

Windows 7 x64 Home Premium SP1

Okay task scheduler setup is done according to the instructions. Let's see now if it works.
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