Automatically Install ONLY The Updates For Definition Update For Microsoft Security Essentials?
May 23, 2011
I have Windows 7 Ultimate and I have my Windows Update settings set to "Download updates but let me choose whether to install them." The reason I use this setting is because even though I usually install the updates (because mostly they improve things), sometimes I'll see an update that I know I do not want to install. So I want to have control over which updates get installed.However, I ALWAYS want to install the latest "Definition Update For Microsoft Security Essentials", and since those updates are released very frequently, it's very annoying to always have to install them manually. Is there a way that I can have ONLY those definition updates installed automatically while still leaving it so that all other updates are not automatically installed?
Recently, a Windows update arrived called Microsoft Security Essentials Client Update Package - KB2544035. Since then my computer started malfunctioning. Whenever, I try to install the update, everything goes fine, and then suddenly goes blank and the desktop returns (but the Windows update screen had closed). When I open Windows update, it shows that the aforesaid update is not installed. And when I try to open Microsoft Security Essentials shortcut on my desktop, the machine is not able to find it and asks to delete it. I can't even open Microsoft Security Essentials manually from Program files. Things return to normal on System Restore. But the Microsoft Security Essentials appears potentially unprotected and asks for a full system scan. But before the scan is complete the Microsoft Security Essentials screen closes and the desktop returns once again. And, once again, when I try to open Microsoft Security Essentials shortcut on my desktop, the machine is not able to find it.
I recently purchased a lenovo laptop for home purpose around 1.5 months back. The laptop was having already microsoft security essentials (MSE) and mcafee antivirus plus software. Unfortunately, yesterday i was facing blue screen on death type of error (BSOD) error. On one forum, I found that it may be due to the mcafee antivirus software. So, I uninstalled the software as per suggestion.Why MSE was not able to detect this bsod error? Moreover, why mcafee, which itself is a anti-virus software, was causing this issue?
Morever, I want to install good free antivirus software. I am totally confused whether should I install the antivirus software or, the internet security software. Please throw more light on good free internet security software from longer perspective. (I just found that almost all free trials are only for 1 month only)? Moreover, why built-in windows firewall and microsoft security essentials (MSE) are not enough for detecting malacious software. Why extra internet security software or antivirus software is required ?
For the last 2 days I have been trying to do a full virus scan with Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE) and it gets hung up every time on WindowsSystem32CodeIntegritydriver.stl It will do a quick scan just fine but that is it. When it gets hung up on this file I try to cancel the scan and end up having to use the task manager to close out the program and then I have to reboot my computer to have MSE working in the taskbar. I have tried uninstalling and reinstalling, removing programs that were recently installed, I ran malwarebytes and that came up clean, I tried restoring to an earlier time and that didn't work, I tried safe mode and it did not work. I do not have a wireless mouse or wireless keyboard. Some sites suggested that might be a problem. I installed and tried Super Antispyware and that did not work properly so I uninstalled it. I do not know what else to do. I sure would feel better if I knew my antivirus program would do a full and complete scan. It is always the same file that it gets stuck at. I even tried putting that particular file in the excluded files within the MSE program and that didn't work either. It just kept trying to scan it. I have Windows 7 Home Premium with 64 bit operating system. With having our Church records, our business files and then of course my personal files/pics it always makes me nervous when something isn't working properly.
Windows Update no longer working. Cannot update .NET Framework or install security updates. Get persistent bluescreen errors related to PFN. Now experiencing Internet connectivity issues even though network hardware appears to be operating fine. Current anti-virus does not detect any issues. Can't reinstall my Windows 7x64 upgrade or SP1 - because cannot install updates. Ready to rebuild ground-up with new Windows 7 disk.
is it true if u got avast and if u dont do boot scans , your computer is not protected well. i got it on my laptop and it pisses me off because i have to respond to every threat it finds in boot scan. if i just do quick and full will that be okay.about mse some of my friends told me it detected nasty viruses from his computer.which one removes rootkits better, which one does not allow a virus to enter your computer, and rootkits ,which one will now allow privacy control virus , which one will not allow google redirect virus on my pc and remove it better if i do catch it.and Alureon E virus get to my pc becuase they are the ahrdest to remove.i tend to use torrents alot but i do read the comments.34 minutes ago - 4 days left to answer. Report Abuse Additional Details also which one is better at protecting u from registry attacks becuase removing those is a pain for me.also, which one is better when a virus does not let u have access of a program.and which one is better at finding a vuirus, trojan becuase alot of them i heard disguise themselves as a normal file so they might be hard to catch
I use windows 7 ultimate x86 and i had installed MSE on my desktop before 6 months it was working fine till today but suddenly today it is not showing in the taskbar near the right corner of screen,and whenever i try to double click its icon on desktop then it shows up for a second and then vanishes and dosent start at all.
I recently purchased a lenovo laptop for home purpose around 1.5 months back. The laptop was having already microsoft security essentials (MSE) and mcafee antivirus plus software. Unfortunately, yesterday i was facing blue screen on death type of error (BSOD) error. On one forum, I found that it may be due to the mcafee antivirus software. So, I uninstalled the software.
I have started my weekly scan with Microsoft Security Essentials when I have noticed some things:
- MSE stalled on a specific file which posed no problem in the past and the timer refused to increase even after 10 or so minutes. - MSE has locked up my computer or slowed it down to the point where I have to do a hard restart. This never happened before - Other programs have taken a major performance hit like Google Chrome for example. Even Windows 7's explorer has locked up time to time. - System restore is not working since it stalled on the initializing phase for at least 30 minutes without significant progress, prompting a hard restart. - It took a lot longer for the system to shutdown normally.
I have issues on the computer that I have not have before and I'm not sure why. Is there a solution that does not involve a clean re-install? I do not have the DVDs since the laptop has Windows 7 built in and they did not give me a CD.
It came with McAfee security trial. I want to update with Security Essentials but the download on Microsoft only offers XP or Vista? Now I'm thinking I should just go with AVAST. I'm also wondering if I should download Firefox......
Finding it impossible to install Security Update for Microsoft Works 9 (KB2680317) from WIndows Update Details Download size: 2.1 MB You may need to restart your computer for this update to take effect. Update type: Important
A security vulnerability exists in Microsoft Works 9 that could allow arbitrary code to run when a maliciously modified file is opened. This update resolves that vulnerability. I get error code 646. All other updates are installing successfully - have also run the Windows Update "fixit" which is the only available way from MS but makes no difference. I don't routinely open any files unless I am sure of their provenance so I'm not overly concerned - it's just annoying to have constant update failures on this one. Not even sure I have Works 9 ...although obviously it thinks I do ....
I have seen this problem on other forums. None had a satisfactory answer (besides the usual reinstall).Windows now fails to boot, after Win update automatically installed the update and insisting I restart. The update was Definition Update for Microsoft Security Essentials - KB2310138 (Definition 1.97.1113.0). Startup repair finds no problems. The BIOS recognizes the system drive and reports no errors.
I had done (before the update installed itself): repaired the "windows can't find the DVD drive" problem using the Microsoft "Fixit" for that problem it was successful). Also the external storage drive on a USB 3.0 controlled was dropped by the system at some point (hence my anxiety; all my backups, including a rather stale system drive image, are on that drive). I can access the Win 7 system drive with another OS on the machine (XP SP3).
Windows crashes on startup -- a freeze in the "Starting Windows" screen. The Event Viewer shows this recurring error: Administrative Event Viewer Error - Session "Microsoft Security Essentials OOBE" stopped due to the following error:0xC000000DSearches give me this thread as the only one with something that might be a solution; however, the solution in that thread seems to be temporary, and the folder and file specified don't exist in my current install of Windows 7 and MSE.
Does anyone know if it is possible to download all the Windows 7 'System and Security Updates' to date as an .ISO file that would produce a DVD with all the updates since day one. I re-install Windows 7 x64 quite often on several PCs and it's always a time-consuming pain to wait for the updates to slowly trickle in from Microsoft. I have browsed the MS site looking for such an item, to no avail.
Query: how can I let Microsoft to stop sending me those daily (or more) notifications that this update is available. I have been all over the help on my computer. As you may well imagine, even given the fact that I am a total non-techie, I couldn't find anything that remotely addressed my issue.
I am having a problem with this update. Windows update has updated this one file 18 times already. Everytime I start the computer this update is ready to be installed again. Evertime this file has been installed the installation has been successful. If the instalation was succesful why does windows keep on intalling it over & over again. Does anyone know the answer to this problem I am having. Once a new update has been succesfully installed, Windows 7 should not have to install it over & over again.
I am reinstalling Windows rather often, but would like to do this without creating a slipstream DVD. Windows update has this tendency to wait a couple of hours before telling you that it has found an update. Is there a way to launch the updater agent on startup and then restart the computer thus installing the updates and running the agent again? I must say that installing updates is a pain where the sun doesn't shine since you need to watch it in order to reboot and launch the updater 6-7 times on a fresh install.
I use Microsoft Security Essentials and I have the Update Settings set to install Requiremended updates but it's not installing Optional updates for this application, how can I get it to install optional updates?
I have just bought an Acer V3-531 and Microsoft keep trying to install updates but the computer automatically switches off before all 3 updates are installed. We are therefore in a loop of msoft trying to install updates and the computer swiching off before they are all loaded. Can I make the machine stay on longer before switching off?
i just reformated my computer and installed all my drivers except for "high defition audio device" i went to device manager and saw an exclamation mark on it, my speaker built in with my monitor doesn't work.
I purchased a Windows 7 laptop that was already running Microsoft Security Essentials. Since I had a Norton 360 Premier subscription, I tried to download and install it.It won't work without uninstalling MSE, which I did. But it still doesn't work. MSE won't reinstall because it can find bits of the Norton install. I've run the Norton utilities for removal, I've spent 4 hours on the phone with Norton, and I've been going back and forth via email with the MS support guys to do a full removal of MSE and after going through registry edits, and turning off all microsoft products and hours of troubleshooting this - I *still* can't get it to work.