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Windows 7: MSE is updating through Windows Update

1 Week Ago   #1
7fan

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
MSE is updating through Windows Update

How can I get MSE to update the daily virus definition on MSE and NOT through Windows Update? The daily Windows Update available prompt is getting annoying. Thanks.


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1 Week Ago   #2
Paul Black

7 HP SP1 64-bit Vista HB SP2 32-bit Linux Mint 18.3
 
 

Hi 7fan,

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 7fan View Post
How can I get MSE to update the daily virus definition on MSE and NOT through Windows Update? The daily Windows Update available prompt is getting annoying. Thanks.
You could disable automatic updates and then manually run them when it is convienient for you.

I hope this helps!
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1 Week Ago   #3
7fan

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Paul Black View Post
Hi 7fan,

You could disable automatic updates and then manually run them when it is convienient for you.

I hope this helps!

On my other PC, MSE updates automatically within the program.
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6 Days Ago   #4
Jeyneko

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Wouldn't be surprised if MSE uses WU to power its update engine though
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6 Days Ago   #5
MourningStar

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 7fan View Post
How can I get MSE to update the daily virus definition on MSE and NOT through Windows Update? The daily Windows Update available prompt is getting annoying. Thanks.
Just ignore it. The notification will soon disappear and after some time has passed the MSE update will be applied all by itself. Cool, yes?
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6 Days Ago   #6
Snick

Win 10 x64, Linux Lite, Win 7 x64, BlackArch, Kali, VMWare Workstation Player, OpenVPN
 
 

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5 Days Ago   #7
MourningStar

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Snick View Post


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5 Days Ago   #8
F22 Simpilot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I hate to say this, but MSE is only a baseline scanner. You'd want to run something like Bitdefender Free or what ever. And at that, definition-based anti-virus software won't stop polymorphic malware like ransomware. Check out Sandboxie for your browser.


https://www.howtogeek.com/173291/goo...rty-antivirus/
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1 Day Ago   #9
Ranger4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1
 
 

Windows always shows MSE updates in Windows Updates, this is quite normal.
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