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Old 21-01-2013, 01:58
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For some reason Microsoft didn't seem to issue any updates on Sunday, I wonder why? They usually issue them every day.

I wonder why? Anybody else noticed this?

Malwarebytes & Superantispyware both updated OK.

Very odd.
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Old 21-01-2013, 02:06
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Released 2 hours ago

http://www.microsoft.com/security/po.../howtomse.aspx

Originally Posted by Microsoft
The latest virus definition version is: 1.143.414.0 | Released: Jan 20, 2013 11:05 PM UTC
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Old 21-01-2013, 02:12
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Haha, already been superseded!

The latest virus definition version is: 1.143.415.0 | Released: Jan 21, 2013 01:02 AM UTC
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Old 21-01-2013, 02:18
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Very strange. The last one I received was 1.143.378.0 received on 19/01/2013 at 21;18.

Just tried again and still nothing.

Maybe my PC is pointed at a server that hasn't updated...
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Old 21-01-2013, 11:10
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On windows 8 I have an update: 1.143.391.0 (20th 9:22am) & 1.143.421.0 (21st 9:20am)
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Old 21-01-2013, 12:12
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Very odd, mine is still saying 1.143.378.0 is the latest update.

Just scanned with malwarebytes, nothing found and now Superantispyware. Both of those updated with no problem.
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Old 21-01-2013, 12:42
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Very odd, mine is still saying 1.143.378.0 is the latest update.

Just scanned with malwarebytes, nothing found and now Superantispyware. Both of those updated with no problem.
Looks like MSE gets different update files than Windows Defender (Win8's MSE) as I've not had one labelled 1.143.378.0
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Old 21-01-2013, 13:10
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Managed to download from Microsoft
now showing 1.143.429.0 for 21/01/2013 created 03:27
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Old 21-01-2013, 20:12
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Having just finished its scan I've noticed that my MSE hadn't updated since Saturday 19 January. Tried to do it from MSE but it wouldn't complete the update, so like the OP I've also downloaded the latest update from Microsoft, which has worked.
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Old 21-01-2013, 20:26
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Now updated automatically to 21/01/2013 02.20.
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Old 21-01-2013, 20:42
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It looks like it depends on which version of Windows you're using.

I have XP and cannot get anything other than 1.143.376.0
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Old 21-01-2013, 20:53
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It looks like it depends on which version of Windows you're using.

I have XP and cannot get anything other than 1.143.376.0
I will check my XP machine later.

This is strange, normally MSE gets between 3 and 6 update a day.

What are Microsoft doing....?
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Old 22-01-2013, 09:05
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I can't believe people are still using a12 year old operating system that is end of life with no security updates soon!
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Old 22-01-2013, 09:20
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I can't believe people are still using a12 year old operating system that is end of life with no security updates soon!
It's not my main machine and in any case there are 15 months to go until April 2014 when XP support ends.
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Old 22-01-2013, 11:23
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Latest version I now have (on W7) is 1.143.502.0 - created 21/01/2013 at 23:37.

I'm still having to download MSE updates from the Microsoft website, MSE won't download it.
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Old 22-01-2013, 12:56
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I can't believe people are still using a12 year old operating system that is end of life with no security updates soon!
Why give up using (probably) the best Windows OS just because it's 12 years old ?
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Old 22-01-2013, 12:58
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Latest version I now have (on W7) is 1.143.502.0 - created 21/01/2013 at 23:37.
Mine updated to 1.143.422.0 this morning so it does look like it's OS associated.
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Old 22-01-2013, 13:49
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I downloaded 1.143.455.0 last night to my Windows 7 PC. Have tried again this morning to update and still can't do so.

Having Googled "MSE update failed" I found a current thread on Microsoft Community forum and there are a lot of people with this problem, the answer to which is :

"For those who prefer not to read this entire lengthy discussion, Microsoft has been made aware of the issue which appears to be affecting all MSE and possible Defender on Windows 7 and prior for updates since the 19th of January. I expect that it will be fixed soon. If MSE is not alerting you, you don't need to do anything. If MSE is alerting that it is out of date and a search for updates does not yield an error, but also does not bring down any updates, you can manually update from here:

https://www.microsoft.com/security/portal/default.aspx

Don't do this on dial-up as it is the full definitions and engine file"
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Old 22-01-2013, 13:54
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Don't do this on dial-up as it is the full definitions and engine file"
Did we just travel back to the 90's?
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Old 22-01-2013, 13:56
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Did we just travel back to the 90's?
I did think about deleting that from the quote but left it there just in case .....
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Old 22-01-2013, 15:27
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Did we just travel back to the 90's?
http://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/st...et-canada.html

Also in 2010 :

"One-third of the country (or 93 million Americans) don't have high-speed internet access at home, according to a new consumer survey released Tuesday (Feb. 23) by the Federal Communications Commission."

So for the benefit of our North American friends it's probably why Microsoft advised not to use dial up.
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Old 22-01-2013, 18:30
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I downloaded 1.143.455.0 last night to my Windows 7 PC. Have tried again this morning to update and still can't do so.

Having Googled "MSE update failed" I found a current thread on Microsoft Community forum and there are a lot of people with this problem, the answer to which is :

"For those who prefer not to read this entire lengthy discussion, Microsoft has been made aware of the issue which appears to be affecting all MSE and possible Defender on Windows 7 and prior for updates since the 19th of January. I expect that it will be fixed soon. If MSE is not alerting you, you don't need to do anything. If MSE is alerting that it is out of date and a search for updates does not yield an error, but also does not bring down any updates, you can manually update from here:

https://www.microsoft.com/security/portal/default.aspx

Don't do this on dial-up as it is the full definitions and engine file"
Thank you I did a search on Sunday but couldn't find anything. There were a lot of updates in January so it looks like they have changed something and not tested it fully before release.
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Old 22-01-2013, 22:32
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Mine (W7) has now updated automatically this evening to :

Definitions created 21.01.13 at 18.07
Definitions last updated 22/01/13 at 20.12
Virus/Spyware definition version 1.143.467.0
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Old 23-01-2013, 17:55
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Managed to download 3 updates today, now on
1.143.643.0 created 23/01/2013 - 10:27

So it looks as though it has been fixed, but I wonder what happened.?
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Old 23-01-2013, 18:02
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Managed to download 3 updates today, now on
1.143.643.0 created 23/01/2013 - 10:27

So it looks as though it has been fixed
Same here....so it's not OS-related.
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