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Windows 7: cant update MSE definitions using windows update.

09 Sep 2017   #1
macgig

Win 7 Pro, Mac OS Sierra
 
 
cant update MSE definitions using windows update.

tried 4 times. it keeps showing KB23110138 definition update, but won't install it. any ideas whats going on?


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09 Sep 2017   #2
Ranger4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1
 
 

The KB2310138 is the actual MSE update. The part you need to look at is the actual Definition number which is the part in brackets.

I had trouble with one going back to the end of August & early Sept., which was KB2310138 (Definition 1.249.211.0). It would install every time & the update that came with it would fail. I eventually solved it by hiding definition 1.249.211.0 before it installed again & since then all has been working perfectly.
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10 Sep 2017   #3
macgig

Win 7 Pro, Mac OS Sierra
 
 

this one looks like it installs then shows up again in windows update after a few minutes. no idea how to fix it and get it to install.
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10 Sep 2017   #4
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
You could remove and reinstall mse
http://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/2483120

When I used mse this was a better way to update these types of updates posted by davidE a while back :)
How To Fix Microsoft Security Essentials Virus Definitions Updates
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10 Sep 2017   #5
macgig

Win 7 Pro, Mac OS Sierra
 
 

thanks I'll try a remove and reinstall. :)
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10 Sep 2017   #6
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
If no joy there are better alternatives that update flawlessly :)
I personally use panda free it is as lightweight as it gets but there is also bloated avast that seems to be popular.
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10 Sep 2017   #7
Ranger4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by macgig View Post
this one looks like it installs then shows up again in windows update after a few minutes. no idea how to fix it and get it to install.
That's what was happening to me. Make a note of the offending MSE update, particularly the Definition number, & after a while open Windows Update & click on Check for Updates on the LH menu column. Wait until updates come through & then click on the new ones showing, so you can see what they are. If the offending MSE update is there, Right Click on it & select Hide. That will prevent it downloading again.

The above fixed mine & MSE updates are now working perfectly.
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