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Thread: Microsoft Security Essentials version 4 officially released yesterday

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    Microsoft Security Essentials version 4 officially released yesterday

    Should read 4.0.1526.0 if you update today.
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    It does. Been using it in the beta form cause you told me too.

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    wow i was on version 2. something, thanks for the update

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark View Post
    wow i was on version 2. something, thanks for the update
    Scan your system, stat!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CableDude View Post
    Scan your system, stat!
    good idea LOL

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    This version is supposed to be lighter on resources, but I'm not seeing it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CableDude View Post
    This version is supposed to be lighter on resources, but I'm not seeing it.
    Seems like about 3/4 of the memory usage of the prior version (~25% less).
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    I had a couple of boxes on version 2.x as Mark.. however, the definitions were current. I wonder why the client doesn't update itself with Windows Update now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Philip View Post
    I had a couple of boxes on version 2.x as Mark.. however, the definitions were current. I wonder why the client doesn't update itself with Windows Update now.
    The AV client version itself? Or def version?
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    I meant the AV client version itself, as in the "Help > About" dialog.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Philip View Post
    I meant the AV client version itself, as in the "Help > About" dialog.
    That is strange that the software didn't update to the most current version.

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    I had to update mine manually, I was using the YOSC beta version.

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    Its in windows update but its an optional item not an important item.

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    I usually update all the optional items (manually) as well, I'm pretty sure there were no outstanding optional/important updates and the MSE version was still 2.x .. strange.
    Oh well, it's been updated to the latest now.

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    Was there a version 3? I seemed to have missed something.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cabledude View Post
    was there a version 3? I seemed to have missed something.
    no there was not.....lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by CableDude View Post
    no there was not.....lol
    Do you always answer your own questions? j/k

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    To confirm, I just looked at another Windows 7 Professional machine with SP1 and all important and optional updates installed, MSE is version 2.x (the program), definitions are the newest (from 5/2/2012). It used Windows Update (not Microsoft Update with all other MS software), that may be culprit eventually. Still, seems MSE update in the program itself does not detect its own newer version.

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    I have my gaming rig at home sitting in my home office running 24x7...I have not sat down at it for over a week, it's just been running. Played a little Quake Live this morning....before launching it, I fired up MSE to check the version. Was at 4.0.1526. So she auto installed all by herself. Win7.
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