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Leroyman

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Just wondering if it is just me or not......

 

I have Microsoft Security Essentials and the latest update will not fully download, It takes hours to download it acts like it is froze but when you give it time it comes up with an error saying it could not download the latest bla bla bla. Do i need to download a new copy of the program or is there something im missing? Thanks for any and all help.


Edited by Leroyman, 21 September 2015 - 10:18 PM.

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nates_tips

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I completely uninstall MSE and then reinstall the program. I would use a uninstaller that removes every trace of MSE, such as the free version of Revo Uninstaller, or IObit's uninstaller.


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I removed it with IObit's uninstaller and upon downloading the new copy of Security Essentials it gave me the same error message about virus and spyware defentions could not be updated...


Edited by Leroyman, 22 September 2015 - 07:46 PM.

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*Solved*

I Went into Services and stopped & Restarted 'Windows update's' Servive rebooted computer and all is good now..


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Glad you got it sorted and thank you for posting how you resolved the issue, your solution may help others with the same or a similar issue  :thumbsup:


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