MS Security Essentials and Windows Defender

Started Mar 20, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Re: MS Security Essentials and Windows Defender
In reply to skyglider, Mar 21, 2013

How do you have Windows Updates configured on your Windows machines?  Auto, manual, scheduled date, disabled?

I want to say the definitions for MSE and WD get pulled through the built in Windows Update.  If this is not set to automatic or set to something like "notify but don't install" or "disabled" then MSE and WD won't get their updates.

While I have had no issues with MSE and WD, they have worked great for me and my machines have been running clean, it is a bit annoying they don't use their own updating mechanism (relying on the Windows update to pull new definitions instead).

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