Microsoft Security Essentials bombs tests, loses AV-Test certificate

By Rick ยท 77 replies
Nov 29, 2012
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  1. T77

    T77 TS Enthusiast Posts: 300   +6

    The one thing I still don't understand is why windows update would classify the definition updates for MSE as optional,that way it doesn't download and install it automatically. This could be a potential risk.

    It's update will classify the nvidia drivers as important and download it automatically( almost 200mb). Now why would I need a new driver for my old 9500gt....
  2. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 13,023   +2,556

    MSE updates itself automatically. I haven't the foggiest idea what you're talking about. Really.
    The updates classified as "important or optional" through Windows update, are for "Windows Defender", not MSE.

    I think you can set update protocol and/or roll back driver updates in "Device Manager".
  3. T77

    T77 TS Enthusiast Posts: 300   +6

    I have just added nvidia driver downloads to the hidden updates list, so I no longer have any problem with that.( I have 275.33 installed and it works just fine, however a couple of months back when I downloaded and installed an update it would cause windows to freeze randomly, so I did a roll back to my current version.)

    Windows Defender is disabled on my pc since MSE has been installed. I'll just upload a screenshot of the "optional" updates I'm talking about...[​IMG]

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