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Microsoft Security Essentials - new Update no good?

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Westerly Sunn, Dec 10, 2012.

  1. Westerly Sunn

    Westerly Sunn Poster Extraordinaire

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    I had problems with two machines at home this weekend; an old XP machine and a new WIN7 machine.

    Same error on both; "can not download due to network or connection problem" etc...

    Hit update, progress shows searching, then hits downloading and generates the error message.

    I did pretty much everything to solve the problem on XP and managed to get 1 download that came across dying with same message at end. but got the definitions.

    Got 1 clean on the WIN7, and then back to crashing on both.

    I get to work tonight and the guy at work is building an image and all is good but 1 download.

    What is that I ask; "MSE!"

    Anybody else noticed this or want to try it?
     
  2. Mark Davis

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    Just disable your MSE then try to download something. If it downloads ok with MSE disabled uninstall it and piut on Avast or another free AV.
     
  3. Westerly Sunn

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    Other downloads are fine. It is the updates (definitions) for MSE that are being problematic.
     
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    Thank you for reassuring me for the extra money I spent on this Mac.
     
  6. Westerly Sunn

    Westerly Sunn Poster Extraordinaire

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    Oh. I'm sure you didn't need me for that! :mrgreen:
     
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    :D sry, undercaffeinated german translation for 'cheap shot' 'take a dig' etc.
     
  11. Mark Davis

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    Ok thats just their server acting up. it should work fine as sooon as they fix it.
     
  12. Westerly Sunn

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    The context made it pretty easy to understand... ;)
     
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    Great thread,Thank you to all those who posted...., keep them coming : )
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    Oh I see...sidekick in North America means partner...Batman and Robin...Lone Ranger and Tonto...like that.


    So...I guess those sidekicks are old for Windows users? I used to be one but made the switch to Mac almost 3 years ago...and at the risk of sounding like a sidekick...I couldn`t be happier...but people should buy what they like eh, it doesn`t make any difference to me and I don`t get PO`d at things people say about Apples I mean...honestly, I have real stuff to worry about. PC, Mac, relics, non relics...just couldn`t care any less. But hey if folks feel the need to carry on about that stuff, knock yourselves out.
     
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    Yeah, but let 'em knock themselves out on a thread for that purpose, so the rest of us can ignore that inane crapola and focus on useful information.
     
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    My MSSE updated this AM on XP mosheen.

    V 1.141.1500.0, virus and spyware definitions

    jaime
     
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    Thanks, will give it a whirl when I get home. Finishing up 3rd shift.

    Remembered later that I had updated the IE browser to IE8 on the XP machine when trying to get the thing to work, and the Windows updates through that were failing as well.
     
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    yeah, thats sounds reasonable. in my case in Japan, everything was in Japanese so it was my wife who had to deal with those problems, hasn`t happened so far after " the switch". fingers crossed and good luck.
     
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    I've found out the new IE won't work on XP...they want you to upgrade to VISTA...maybe the same is happening for MSE.???
     
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    XP is over a decade old, which is ancient in technological terms. It's about time they finally dumped support for it. Though, I don't think that's what is happening here since he's also having issues on a Win7 machine.
     
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