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  1.    16 Nov 2010 #1
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    Microsoft Security Essentials


    Hello All
    My MSE is updating permanently is this right? , its been updating for 3 days, even when i shut down and then start up its still updating, is this right? or is there some reason for this?

    Thanks
    Allan
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    Re: Microsoft Security Essentials


    Allen
    MSE is updating current defintions. When you first download it may take time, lets say 30 minutes or so to update. After that intitial update it should update once or twice a day. Each update should take about 2 or 3 minutes. Anything that deviates greatly from the parameters that I have set should be investigated.
    MSE is working real time to catch virus, but this is more or less silent, I do not even know that it is happening. The only event that may be noticed is an active scan. Check the schedule and make sure that your active scan is set for quick and only about once a week.
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    Thanks Rich i will look at that.
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    tried that no good still updating
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    Quetion. How do you know its updating? You know that it is doing something, but why updating?
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    when i go into the Scan part of the system its says its updating, i then look at the update and its looks as if it stuck at halfway through the update?
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    OK it does seem to be stuck
    One possilbe cause is an actual virus is causing the problem
    Does it continue if you boot the computer?

    I will see if I can uncover an actual remedy.

    Is this the Beta?
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    Hi Richard it happens when i reboot the Pc, i am not sure what you meant by beta?
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    Right click on the task bar and bring up task manager. Shut down MSE. Then reboot.
    Beta is the test version that is out. It has bugs.
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    Thanks I will try that
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