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Windows 7: Microsoft Security Essentials not Updating Definitions Error 0x80072E

5 Days Ago   #1
FerchogtX

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit Build 7600
 
 
Microsoft Security Essentials not Updating Definitions Error 0x80072E

Hello there!

I've been recently using this antivirus, and boy, I really like it's simplicity. I just have a little problem since past week. Every time I want it to look for updates, throws this error code (0x80072EE2) and is unable to download definitions. Windows Update is running with default settings and installing definitions manually does nothing (they just don't install and they don't throw any errors)

What can I do here? any advice?

Thanks in advance.

Cheers!
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5 Days Ago   #2
Snick

Win 10 x64, Linux Lite, Win 7 x64, BlackArch, & Kali
 
 

Hi FerchogtX,
Error code is not finding WinUpdateServer
Do you have another AV running besides MSE?
Have you tried the Windows Update Troubleshooter for Windows 7 and Windows 8.
And from Sevenforums Windows Update - Reset

OPTION THREE
To Reset and Re-register Windows Update Components AND Reset Update History in One Easy Click

1. Click/tap on the Download button below to download this file below.
Reset_Windows_Update_Full.bat



2. Save the .bat file to your Desktop.

3. Right click or press and hold on the downloaded .bat file, and click/tap on Run as administrator.
MSE still failing, Would like to see your
C:\Windows\WindowsUpdate.log
& C:\Windows\Logs\CBS\CBS.log

Please copy, zip/compress & upload them.
Be advised the upload limits for .zip and .rar is 4.0 MB
You may have to upload them to a cloud storage. i.e. OneDrive Google Drive, etc.
Not long ago the upload limits on the Forum were much greater for .zip and .rar

Snick
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5 Days Ago   #3
GEWB

Linux Mint / XP / Win7 Home, Pro, Ultimate / Win8.1 / Win10
 
 

I have the exact issue. Last successful update was on June 21.
This box has never had any other AV program installed.

UPDATE: I reran the Update Troubleshoot and this time it worked - Essentials has updated.
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5 Days Ago   #4
FerchogtX

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit Build 7600
 
 

I'll try this two and tell you my results, Thank you!

And no, the only AV I use is MSE, nothing else.

BRB!
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5 Days Ago   #5
Snick

Win 10 x64, Linux Lite, Win 7 x64, BlackArch, & Kali
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GEWB View Post
I have the exact issue. Last successful update was on June 21.
This box has never had any other AV program installed.

UPDATE: I reran the Update Troubleshoot and this time it worked - Essentials has updated.
Awesome!
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4 Days Ago   #6
FerchogtX

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit Build 7600
 
 

Okay, here are my logs. I tried the troubleshooter, but nothing. I ran also sfc /scannow, but wasn't able to fix some corrupted files. I tried the DISM Restorehealth command, but throws a 87 error (presumably because this cannot be done on W7)

I am still unable to update MSE ;_;

Thanks in advance!!


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3 Days Ago   #7
FerchogtX

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit Build 7600
 
 

Okay, tinkering a bit about this, I found this thread, curiously enough...

KB4567409 Update for new Microsoft Edge for Windows 7 and 8 - June 17

Seems I was missing the latest Servicing Stack for Windows Update
https://support.microsoft.com/help/4490628

With this and the SHA-2 update installed, MSE works again.

I wonder why I didn't get this updates? I had WU in automatic since always...

Welp.

Thank you for the help peeps!!
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3 Days Ago   #8
Snick

Win 10 x64, Linux Lite, Win 7 x64, BlackArch, & Kali
 
 

Glad to hear you have your updates working again.

Logs indicate same conclusion as you arrived at!

Happy Computing!

Snick
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