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  • Are Slow Windows 7 Updates Adversely Affecting MSE?

    Posted on July 21st, 2016 at 09:41 woody Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    From Marty:

    The two principal Windows 7 machines in my household stopped doing regular automatic MSE virus definition updates the day after July’s Patch Tuesday.  I’m betting that this issue is connected to the problematic WU scans, since available MSE definition updates have tended to appear on the list of available Windows updates, and I haven’t seen any listed there lately.

    Or maybe there’s some other explanation of MSE’s new behavior, which in any case isn’t good.  Yes, the “Update definitions” button still works, but a selling point of MSE is that it’s supposed to operate with little or no user intervention.  So, there could be a developing security risk here.

    Have you heard about this issue from anyone else?