Updating Microsoft Security Essentials Signatures from command prompt!

Sushubh

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Oct 29, 2004
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cmd.exe /c "%ProgramFiles%\Microsoft Security Client\Antimalware\MpCmdRun.exe" -SignatureUpdate
 

Samuel

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Nov 7, 2010
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It was not updating automatically.The problem got fixed on it's own, I am used to Right click> Open> Updates> Updates anyway -.-
 


GeorgePB

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Jan 20, 2010
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My Windows Update is set to notify-before-downloading, so MSE wouldn't update automatically. So I used this command line option to setup a task in Task Scheduler. This task checks for new definitions every hour :)
 

Samuel

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Nov 7, 2010
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Delhi/NCR
I don't download files from weird sources so it's not that much of a Thing to worry about.Actually, I just applied a fix which allows MSE to update via authenticated proxy so can't really test whether or not it is working fine.Have to wait for 4-5 days to make sure that I really need to create a batch file or not.