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  • Started 2 years ago by Scott
  • Latest reply from GuiltySpark
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Scott
Scott
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was:

now:

Posted 2 years ago
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Lighthouse
Lighthouse
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Thanks Scott. Doesn't it auto update install ?

Posted 2 years ago
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Xhi
Xhi
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My Sentiments exactly. Thanks for the heads up. ...and will us lazy folks get it automagically?

I will warn the Chefkat that there may be several versions of shutdown/startup music round here about 3am.

Posted 2 years ago
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ronniesonora
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Thanks Scott, for the heads up!

Posted 2 years ago
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Scott
Scott
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I do believe auto updating is predicated on your preferences.
-edit, finding exactly what updated is proving to be somewhat elusive.

Posted 2 years ago
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Hermitt
Hermitt
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@ Xhi - Yep, I found it being offered in Windows Updates.
Also in the list of updates (2) is "Bing Desktop"??
Hmmmm. I think I'll wait a few day before installing MSE update and a few YEARS on Bing Desktop.

Jim

Posted 2 years ago
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Xhi
Xhi
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I hope Bing Desktop is optional.

Mine doesn't update until Wednesday or so usually. Gives me time to hear all the kicking and screaming.

Posted 2 years ago
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Hermitt
Hermitt
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Yep, it is.

Jim

Posted 2 years ago
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ronniesonora
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Scott, check here http://www.microsoft.com/secur.....tsNew.aspx

Posted 2 years ago
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raphoenix
raphoenix
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MSE Important update does NOT require re-boot.

Bing Desktop update is Optional.

Patch Tuesday Surprise. (LOL) :)

Rick P.

Posted 2 years ago
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raphoenix
raphoenix
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Best to make one of these also and check your machine frequently.

http://windows.microsoft.com/e.....er-offline

It gets the rootkits, etc...
FAQ http://windows.microsoft.com/e.....ffline-faq

Rick P.

Posted 2 years ago
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Scott
Scott
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Thanks Ronnie.

Though the definition files are the same in both versions,
I'd like to know what other, maybe subtle, differences there are.

Posted 2 years ago
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Scott
Scott
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Dear Beta User,
Thank you for joining the Microsoft® Security Essentials Beta. We hope you have enjoyed using the Security Essentials Beta and found it easy to install and use.
The final release of the latest version of Microsoft Security Essentials has recently been released and the beta program will end on April 26th 2012.
During the next days, participants who installed the Security Essentials Beta and are subscribed to automatic updates will be upgraded to the final release of the latest version of Microsoft Security Essentials after they agree to a new license agreement. If you would like to upgrade manually, please visit http://www.microsoft.com/security_essentials and click on the “Download Now” button. There is no need to uninstall before upgrading.For more information about automatic updates through Microsoft Update, please visit http://www.microsoft.com/windo.....date.mspx.
Please note that in order to continue receiving technical support, you will need to upgrade or install the final version of Microsoft Security Essentials.
Thanks again for participating in the Microsoft Security Essentials Beta.
Best regards,
The Microsoft Security Essentials Team

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Xhi
Xhi
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Yep! Got it while I slept. If it weren't for Scott I would never hasve known.

Posted 2 years ago
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Scott
Scott
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From Lifehacker

" MSE veterans won't notice a lot of huge changes in this version, but certain interface elements have changed slightly—the icons along the top are gone, and certain wordings have changed a bit to make the program easier to use. The "Real-Time Protection" setting is now an all-or-nothing checkbox, and SpyNet has been renamed to the Microsoft Active Protection Service to make a bit clearer what it actually does. Microsoft has also baked in some performance improvements and better detection powers. "

Still looking for the performance and better protection power reference from MS.

Posted 2 years ago
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warlock
warlock
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Is there a problem related in the post beneath this one?

Posted 2 years ago
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raphoenix
raphoenix
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During installation, the New Version calls WGA so beware hackers. (LOL) :) :)

Posted 2 years ago
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Scott
Scott
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I'm sure crackrz will be gEnUiNeLy disappointed :)

Posted 2 years ago
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raphoenix
raphoenix
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Quickly man, back order at GODADDY.COM, LLC for 20.99 (LOL) (LOL)

Posted 2 years ago
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semiretired
semiretired
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I do not think I can run this with my Norton, but I do install it on other people's computers. I get Norton free with Commiecast, but would revert to that, if things changed.

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