Re: Security Essentials question

Gerald Levy

I'm still running Windows 7, and aside from the daily database definition updates for MSE, the only other updates I receive periodically on Patch Tuesdays are updates for the Malicious Software Removal Tool (MRT).  Of course, there are no longer any security updates for Windows 7, and don't even get me started with Zero Patch.  It is still not accessible. 


On 6/26/2020 1:09 PM, Mike B wrote:
Hi Vicki,
Since the MSSE updates is pretty much all the updates Windows 7 gets I have it set to install updates automatically, and you pick a day of the week and time of day for this to happen.  I've selected every day at 7:00 am.  My MSSE updates do come in as important updates.
I also have the following options checked / turned on:
Give me recommended updates the same way I receive important updates, checked.
Allow all users to install updates on this computer, checked, since I'm the only 1 that uses this computer.
Give me updates for Microsoft products and check for new optional Microsoft software when I update, checked.

Take care.  Mike.  Sent from my iBarstool.
I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody.
----- Original Message -----
From: Vicki W
Sent: Friday, June 26, 2020 8:18 AM
Subject: [TechTalk] Security Essentials question

Does anyone know why my Security Essentials updates are showing up in optional updates rather than important updates like Defender does? I have to check for definition updates rather than have them show up on their own.
Do I need to change a setting?

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