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Windows 7: What Are All These Microsoft Security Essential Updates?

19 Nov 2016   #1

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What Are All These Microsoft Security Essential Updates?

I've used Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE) for years. It normally updates itself regularly however within the past 30 days it seems to update itself between 4 to 9 times daily. What's going on with this new update behavior?

When I open Update History it shows a slew (up to 9 separate ones) of MSE "optional" updates daily (which I guess become Important Updates by design since I chose to install MSE). I only have "check for updates but let me chose whether to download and install" selected and I only install Important Updates. Each MSE Update is labeled KB2310138 but each does have a unique definition number after it. Each downloads and installs itself automatically even though they are labeled "Optional". Why so many daily and why has this just begun after all these years of seeing maybe 1 per day?

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