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      • #2169539 Reply

        QB KB 3205972 has popped up as an important update on my Win 7 machine.  Does anyone know if this update should be applied?

      • #2169555 Reply
        AskWoody Plus

        Do you have Microsoft Security Essentials? Some information on KB3205972 is shown at this AskWoody link, but I’m not sure why you are seeing this update now:

        The new Microsoft Security Essentials, KB 3205972, fixes the right-click scan bug

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        Da Boss

        Assuming KB 3205972 (not QB), this is a Security Essentials update:

        New Microsoft Security Essentials, KB 3205972, fixes right-click scan bug
        Tests show brings back the ‘Scan with Microsoft Security Essentials’ option in context menus
        By @woody | Dec. 1, 2016

        It looks like the Support page and catalog file are no longer available.

        • #2169880 Reply

          Yes KB (not QB), thank you.

          I have no idea how I missed all this 4.10 stuff (410.205, 410.209).  But I have never been asked to upgrade MSE so I am still on 4.9.218.

          This probably means I should just hide KB 3205972 and forget about it.  Correct?

          I don’t see any reason why I should upgrade to 4.10.209 now.  Do you?

          • #2169974 Reply
            Da Boss

            Are you using MSE? What firewall & anti-virus are you using? If you are using MSE, what is the date of definitions?

            I would suggest you look into this, to make sure your Win7 machine is protected. Check out this article on MSE in Win7 by @martinbrinkmann on
            Windows 7: Microsoft Security Essentials support ends on January 14, 2020

            • #2170220 Reply

              Antimalware Client Version:
              Engine Version: 1.1.16800.2
              Antivirus definition: 1.309.1561.0
              Antispyware definition: 1.309.1561.0

              Definitions created on:       2/23/2020 at 12:14 PM

              Defenitions last updated:  2/23/2020 at 5:03 PM

              I make sure the definitions are kept up to date and I run a scan weekly

              Windows firewall is turned on.

              I have been using Bitdefender antivirus free edition since MSE support ended.

              Thank you for you attention to my question.

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