7- Thorium

MS Security Essentials ?

Getting a lot of update failures recently for Microsoft Security Essentials, running with Win 7 Pro, 32-bit.

So far the following definitions updates have failed: 1.249.12.69.0, 1.249.1405.0,  1.2511.126.0, and 1.251.173.0. They all failed with error code 80070650.

I have Windows Update check for  updates every day, and what's odd is I've recently been getting the MSE updates two at a time and that started the same day the first failure occurred (8-19-17). 

The update history lists 3 updates with today's date, but only 2 were offered when WU checked. So I don't know why 3 are listed with today's date:

1.251.170.0 successful (installed first)
1.251.173.0 failed (attempted next)
1.249.211.0 successful (installed last)

Even stranger, the update history says 1.249.211.0 was successfully installed 2 days ago, so why was it installed again today..????

Malwarebytes and SAS say the system is clean...

The error code isn't informative, and my exact problem was reported 3 days ago on a German site here, so I'm not alone in this...

Anybody got any ideas..??

Ron

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7- Thorium

RE: MS Security Essentials ?

UPDATE:

There's a thread over on the MS forum about this issue, but no fix offered, as of now... It may be the result of a botched update to the MSE scanning engine which was issued on 8-19-17.

Geez...what's wrong with those guys in Redmond?

Ron

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joe53
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RE: MS Security Essentials ?

Geez...what's wrong with those guys in Redmond?

If I were a cynic, I would chalk this up as yet another effort by MS to annoy you enough  to upgrade to Win 10. I note that Windows Defender for Win 10 (essentially MSE) is updating without any problems for me.

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RE: MS Security Essentials ?

If I were a cynic,

You mean you're not...?

I'm not the only one they've annoyed, yet again. This desktop cannot run anything beyond Win 7, and MS is supposed to support Win 7 until 2020.  So I'll upgrade to Win 10 now, IF MS wants to buy me a new desktop to run it on.  

(FWIW, my laptop is running Win 10.)

Ron

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RE: MS Security Essentials ?

Don't know if this is a real fix or just a "feel-good"...

If MSE Definition 1.249.211.0 is already successfully installed but WU offers it again, just hide this update.  It seems when that update is (re)installed, the very next update will fail.

After I hid 1.249.211.0, 1.251.182.0 was successfully installed and then 1.251.187.0 got installed.

Don't know about all the others that failed, but I presume updates are cumulative so those may not be needed now that 2 more recent ones got installed...

Your results may vary...

Ron

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