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Windows 7: Antivirus for Windows

15 Jan 2020   #21
Struggling7

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit.
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by debodun View Post
I tried it from the update tab. It took a LONG time. Searching and Download went quickly, but the Installation took about 5 minutes. The HD light has been on since.
No clue why HD light is on for so long. Can you check for installed updates to see if you have this: Security Intelligence Update for Microsoft Security Essentials - KB2310138 (Version 1.307.2401.0) date: ‎1/‎15/‎2020


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15 Jan 2020   #22
Bree

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Struggling7 View Post
Might have to reinstall MSE, there is download for that from MS ….. At least it was before yesterday .
Not any more, apparently...
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Microsoft
Microsoft Security Essentials reached end of service on January 14, 2020 and is no longer available as a download...
Edit: though it's not gone yet, I've just downloaded it from https://support.microsoft.com/help/1...tials-download

However, better news is that signature and engine updates will continue to be issued for another three years.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Microsoft
Microsoft will continue to release signature updates (including engine) to service systems currently running Microsoft Security Essentials untill 2023.
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/...ity-essentials


Edit: and I've just clicked Update in MSE and got definitions 1.307.2416.0 dated 15 Jan 2020. That's the same version as I have on a W10 machine, so that seems to be working.
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15 Jan 2020   #23
Struggling7

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit.
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bree View Post
Not any more, apparently...

Edit: though it's not gone yet, I've just downloaded it from https://support.microsoft.com/help/1...tials-download



However, better news is that signature and engine updates will continue to be issues for another three years.

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/...ity-essentials

Good info, but I guess if you don’t already have working MSE software, you better get it quick. Had to edit last part of that sentence.
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16 Jan 2020   #24
debodun

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Struggling7 View Post
No clue why HD light is on for so long. Can you check for installed updates to see if you have this: Security Intelligence Update for Microsoft Security Essentials - KB2310138 (Version 1.307.2401.0) date: ‎1/‎15/‎2020

It worked better today. Installed much quicker than yesterday and no HD light on afterwards.
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