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      I am still running Windows 7Pro 64 and will be for a while. Windows Update has, as expected, ceased providing the updates for my antivirus scanner, MS Security Essentials. Was prepared to uninstall the program and move to other security software. However, I have noticed that if I open the MS Essentials program and do a manual antivirus update search, the program will still search and download the latest definitions. Is this going to last, or do we know? Thanks for any input.

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      Da Boss

      There will be no further program (engine) updates, but MSE will continue to receive definition updates for at least 18 months per MS.

      • #2089246 Reply


        Thanks. Your answer clears up the confusion. Well, as with all things Windows, not exactly, but enough to remind me it’s past time to move on.

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