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Normally, Microsoft Security Essentials should handle updating itself properly, but reinstalling might do the trick.
Microsoft Security Essentials says I'm at risk. I tried to update and the message comes back to me stating that it cannot update because MSE is out of date. I tried a few things when I looked online but it didn't work. I have Windows 7, 64-bit and Internet Explorer 8.
In this excerpt from Answercast #54, I look at an installation of Microsoft Security Essentials that won't update. We'll try starting from scratch.
So, it sounds like Microsoft Security Essentials itself is out of date. In which case, the right thing to do is typically:
Uninstall the version of the program that you have right now completely,
Download a brand new copy from the Microsoft website,
And then reinstall that.
Now, I'm a little confused, maybe even a little concerned, because normally Microsoft Security Essentials should handle updating itself properly, so there shouldn't be an issue like this.
But, my sense is that if you do this, if you uninstall Microsoft Security Essentials from Control Panel > Programs, and then download a fresh copy and install it from scratch - you'll probably be just fine.
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