Do I have to do anything about this?


  1. Posts : 221
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64
       #1

    Do I have to do anything about this?


    The last few days, when i went to download MSE defs, there's a blue header at the top of the page which I don't understand. Will this affect WIndows 7 or how I download MSE updates?
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  2. Posts : 651
    Windows 7 Home Premium x64
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    debodun said:
    The last few days, when i went to download MSE defs, there's a blue header at the top of the page which I don't understand. Will this affect WIndows 7 or how I download MSE updates?
    The 'AAD' it refers to is 'Azure Active Directory'. The changes apparently are only relevant to business customers whose workforce sign in to an Azure account. There's an FAQ here that may help understand what it's all about.

    https://www.microsoft.com/security/b...t-entra-id#faq

    As for downloading MSE defs, you don't have to sign in to anything to get them so it's not relevant to you.

    Out of interest, why do you download the defs? I just let my MSE check for updates, or let Windows Update do it for me.
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  3. Posts : 221
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64
    Thread Starter
       #3

    I like to manually download, but thank you for the resassurance.
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  4. Posts : 529
    Windows 7 x64 SP1
       #4

    If I haven't updated MSE for awhile, I often find that the app-based update fails, saying connection was lost. So I download the defs manually, which always works. I keep offline on Windows 7 most of the time, so when I update it;s usually been awhile. May have something to do with my slow internet.
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  5. Posts : 733
    Windows 7 Pro 64-bit / Windows 10 Pro 64-bit (dual boot)
       #5

    I don't have any problem with Microsoft Security Essentials 4.10.209.0 in Windows 7 automatically installing definition updates.

    But I do with Windows Defender 4.10.209.0 in Windows 8.1, so it necessitates manually installing the definition updates.

    They're both the same antivirus app and use the same definition files, so I'm curious why it does this.

    But as long as I can keep both updated, it's no big deal.
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  6. Posts : 221
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64
    Thread Starter
       #6

    Yes, what Michael said - same here.
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