Active Oldest Votes. I expect Windows 7 will stop updating at some point - likely less than a year from now. The older systems are a security risk and that situation is getting worse. Improve this answer.
John John I haven't noted the Windows 7 edition, however the one in question is ultimate. And Yes I think general updates will also close soon for windows 7. My Windows 7 Pro machine keeps updating - I do not know for how long.
I have done the same. I purchased a Google Chromebook as I find the technology very interesting. No operating system on the computer so it cheap, light and fast. I believe that is the way things will go anyway. I will see if I get comfortable with it. You will notice that Microsoft does not have an email client now unless you purchase it. There is no more installing Outlook email client on your computer for nothing. You either buy Outlook Mail or just use Outlook. Not the same problem with Google.
Chrome still has an email client. I like the idea of No operating system so no updates or virus problems. Everything is on the Google server. Chrome which is the Google OS not installed on computer-on the cloud seems to work much better than IE also. Haven't given up on MSE yet as it worked very well for many years. I will see if it gets straight. I thought they still pushed Windows Live Mail onto Win10 users. That's what I'm running under Vista, but an earlier version.
It has some major bugs that MS never bothered to acknowledge or fix, but it's otherwise a pretty good client. I toyed with replacing it with Thunderbird at one point, but decided against it because I couldn't move all my mail from one platform to the other. It tried but failed. I am vehemently opposed to 'cloud computing. I figured I'd be entirely at the mercy of others with email, business and personal stuff. No thanks. Analogous to keeping all your clothes in a locker down at the Greyhound Bus depot.
Probably safe, but what if Greyhound goes into receivership. One thing that bothers me. Had it off for about an hour, but also closed down my mail program and other things that could leak nasties into the system. Got the traditional red shield, etc. Here's how the panel looks now:. Compare that with the image above. Same except for the warning that nothing happened earlier.
But somehow I don't believe what I see here. I wish there were some way to tell whether those definitions were actually in there or not. Aha, just as I thought. Finally the update utility shut down, and NOW look what the panel says:. See, it first said that definitions didn't update because of a connectivity issue, then it said everything was fine and up to date, now it's back to the old 'didn't update' screen. So, do I have those versions or not? I can't tell, and I'm very ready to chuck MSE and put a proper antivirus on this computer.
Might as well do my wife's Win7 machine and my Win10 box out in the lab too. This is nonsense. Five bucks says that no one from Microsoft will care about this I was afraid they would tell me the only was to solve the issue would be to go with WIN 10, but they did not even mention it. I just went to the support and chat. They lead me right through the steps to fix the security essentials issues. It's been several days, but it is working great.
Choose where you want to search below Search Search the Community. Any idea how to get it updated? This thread is locked. You can follow the question or vote as helpful, but you cannot reply to this thread. I have the same question Previous Next. Canadian Tech Article Author. Go here and try to get Windows up to date and see if that does not update MSE as well.
FYI, you are not using the best antivirus protection. MSE is one of the poorest. Which Antivirus product to choose? How satisfied are you with this reply? Thanks for your feedback, it helps us improve the site. DonnaDaBillo, I have the same issue. Please let me know if you get this solved. In reply to Canadian Tech's post on September 5, In reply to ThomasSpero's post on September 19, It workd fine last night. In reply to DonnaDaBillo's post on September 20, In reply to electrojim's post on September 20, Thank you, TomS.
In reply to ThomasSpero's post on September 20, I am minutes away from deciding to scrap MSE for one of the better-rated free antivirus utilities mentioned by Canadian Tech. Windows not updating is one thing, but having virus definitions that are now a week old now is not a comfort.
The only problem I see in addition is the even after proper shutdown, Windows runs the scandisk for a long time before starting the windows next time, deleting indexes, etc, but there are no bad sectors identified. Was this reply helpful? Yes No. Sorry this didn't help. Thanks for your feedback. Choose where you want to search below Search Search the Community. The message in the Update tab is as follows.
The version Details are as follow. Security Essentials Version: 4. Can it be due to a malware? This thread is locked. You can follow the question or vote as helpful, but you cannot reply to this thread. I have the same question 5. In reply to Ahaap's post on September 8, Thank you very much. Re installation of MSSE resolved the issue and now works fine.
How satisfied are you with this reply? Choose where you want to search below Search Search the Community. Windows Vista operating system. Older HP desktop will not take newer. Internet Explorer 9. Also tried Firefox with same results. Internet connectivity is fine.
Date, time, and time zone are all correct. This thread is locked. You can follow the question or vote as helpful, but you cannot reply to this thread. I have the same question Le Boule MVP. Turn off Automatic Updates and restart the computer. MSE should then update without problems. Some Vista users have quit worrying about Windows Updates - can't say I blame them.
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Click Start, click Run , type cmd , and then click OK. Start the Automatic Updates service. Maximize the Services snap-in. Right-click the Automatic Updates service, and then click Start. Close the Services snap-in window. Please perform the below steps to reset the Microsoft Antivirus update engine on your computer.
Right click on command prompt and click on Run as administrator. Type the following commands in Command prompt window and press Enter after each command. Restart the computer and try to update the Antivirus definitions of Microsoft Security Essentials program. Obtain the latest version of the Windows Update Agent-. Now try installing updates, if still you are unable to install updates then install updates manually.
Was this reply helpful? Yes No. Sorry this didn't help. Thanks for your feedback. Choose where you want to search below Search Search the Community. I have an alert that my security essentials needs to be updated but it won't do anything. This thread is locked. You can follow the question or vote as helpful, but you cannot reply to this thread.
I have the same question I see you have trouble updating mse. Kindly follow the below steps Step1: Please perform the below troubleshooting steps to check the status of Microsoft Security Essentials service and its dependency services. Type the following text in Run window and click ok: Services.
Close the Services window 9. Step 2: Please perform the below steps to reset the Internet Explorer settings and set it as Default browser on your computer. Set Internet Explorer as default browser: 1. Step 3: Please make sure that your system date, time and year settings are correct on your computer. Step4: If the issue persists, please perform the below steps to rename the "SoftwareDistribution" folder on your computer. To do this, follow these steps: i. Step5: Please perform the below steps to reset the Microsoft Antivirus update engine on your computer.
Step 7: Please update the Virus and spyware definitions manually. By marking a post as Answered, or Helpful you help others find the answer faster. How satisfied are you with this reply? Thanks for your feedback, it helps us improve the site.
MSE has been on my computer for years and working fine. Now it does not update itself and refuses to manually update. I left it like that for hours and finally it told me it could not update and gave me error code 0x I uninstalled MSE and rebooted. Downloaded a new MSE which installed then wet to update, but got no farther than before. Windows Updates hasn't worked right on my Vista for months I keep it completely turned off set to Never Check For Updates until time for the monthly updates and then have to jump through hoops to get it to update.
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Yes No. Sorry this didn't help. Thanks for your feedback. Choose where you want to search below Search Search the Community. When I open MSE it says that the virus and spyware definitions are out of date. When I click on the update definitions button it starts to update and install.
I've tried resetting the internet explorer setting.
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