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Windows 7: MSE updates?

18 Jun 2010   #71
The Howling Wolves

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jsmoline View Post
Ok See you later

MSE will update every time you run a scan, if you tell it to do such. Other than Windows Updates, it is not updated daily, unless you run a scan daily.

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18 Jun 2010   #72
hackerman1

W7-Enterprise + WS-2008 (Converted to Workstation)
 
 

hi !

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by The Howling Wolves View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jsmoline View Post
Ok See you later

MSE will update every time you run a scan, if you tell it to do such. Other than Windows Updates, it is not updated daily, unless you run a scan daily.

If we have helped you don't forget to rep the member who did!
this thread is about the problem that was mentioned in post #1:
"Just wondering if anybody else hasn't gotten an update for MSE in two days.
I've tried updating several times, it searches and comes back to this screen."
https://www.sevenforums.com/792225-post1.html
that problem seems to have been solved now.


MSE CAN be updated several times daily, WITHOUT doing any scan, my solution to the problem:
How to update MSE without Windows Update !
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20 Jun 2010   #73
Borg 386

Win 7 32 Home Premium, Win 7 64 Pro, Win 8.1, Win 10
 
 

I had this problem too. Signatures wouldn't update beyond the 15th.

(I did go to the microsoft site and I did verify that new updates were available, they just refused to d/l)

I uninstalled/reinstalled MSE and after it updated, it had the same problem, getting "stuck" on the update for the 15th.

Checking my windowsupdate.log, I noticed there was some kind of a communication problem. Researching the error I found several possible solutions, but didn't apply them that night since it was late.

These were some of the errors present on the windowsupdate.log

WARNING: WinHttp: SendRequestUsingProxy failed for <http://www.update.microsoft.com/v9/windowsupdate/redir/muv4wuredir.cab>. error 0x8024402c
2010-06-17 16:40:11:517 1152 9ac Misc WARNING: WinHttp: SendRequestToServerForFileInformation MakeRequest failed. error 0x8024402c
2010-06-17 16:40:11:517 1152 9ac Misc WARNING: WinHttp: SendRequestToServerForFileInformation failed with 0x8024402c
2010-06-17 16:40:11:517 1152 9ac Misc WARNING: WinHttp: ShouldFileBeDownloaded failed with 0x8024402c

However, the next day, just out of curiosity, I used the Windows Update instead of the Update button on MSE, and the updates started working again.

I've been using Windows Update ever since and so far, the defs stay up to date.

As long as it keeps working this way, I don't have a problem. If it ain't broke....
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20 Jun 2010   #74
jsmoline

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

I thought I had it worked out by setting it to daily scans and update before scan. It didn't update today before the scan. I wonder if sometimes there are no updates. I hear people talking about MSE updating two or three times a day. I have never seen that happen. Also wonder just how much these updates are filling up my hard drive. Although I haven't noticed anything taking up space. Still thinking about Panda Clouds claims of never updating I guess.
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20 Jun 2010   #75
Borg 386

Win 7 32 Home Premium, Win 7 64 Pro, Win 8.1, Win 10
 
 

The normal frequency that I saw for updates was 2X a day, usually in the morn & the afternoon.

I checked the MS website and apparently they do release the updates on average 2X a day.

If you want to verify what the latest updates are and when they were released, here is the site:

Install the latest Microsoft Security Essentials definition updates - Get the latest definitions - Microsoft Malware Protection Center
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20 Jun 2010   #76
jsmoline

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Thanks, that's good to know. I see when they are released. I want MSE to do this. I don't want have to manually download updates. MSE didn't do it. Maybe it's a time zone thing. I have daily scans set for 8 AM eastern time.
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20 Jun 2010   #77
polarbear

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Updates are all working here... Had one this morning and one just lately... GL
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20 Jun 2010   #78
jsmoline

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

I updated myself this morning at 9. MSE says updates created 4:33 am 6/20. Nothing tells me when I did it. I wouldn't care if I knew it updated at least once a day. It should at least tell me what time it updates, or am I not doing something right?
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20 Jun 2010   #79
severedsolo

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

They release updates 2X a day normally, but it is unlikely that you will get both updates unless you do it manually,

AFAIK it checks under 2 circumstances:
Before a daily scan
and when Windows update is checking for updates anyway
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20 Jun 2010   #80
jsmoline

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

I guess I'll just have to trust that Microsoft is updating MSE when it needs to do so. Thats kind of scary.
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