Manually updating microsoft security essentials
We currently have MSE installed on the Windows 7 machines in our environment.
The Security Center widget on the Spiceworks dashboard shows the clients, but there are numerous versions being detected (anywhere from 2.1.1116.0 through 188.8.131.52).
In the columns below, "Latest Software Release" refers to the subject software, and "Older Software Releases" refers to all older, supported releases of the subject software, as listed in the "Affected Software" and "Non-Affected Software" tables in the bulletin.
Is Microsoft releasing a Security Bulletin to address this vulnerability? Microsoft is releasing this informational security advisory to inform customers that an update to the Microsoft Malware Protection Engine addresses a security vulnerability that was reported to Microsoft.
The version number corresponds to the Antimalware Client Version that is shown in MSE Help - About.
How are these program updates applied - should they be updating via Microsoft (Windows) Update?
An attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could execute arbitrary code in the security context of the Local System account and take control of the system.
The following table provides an exploitability assessment of each of the vulnerabilities addressed this month.Administrators of enterprise installations should follow their established internal processes to ensure that the definition and engine updates are approved in their update management software, and that clients consume the updates accordingly.Typically, no action is required of enterprise administrators or end users to install updates for the Microsoft Malware Protection Engine, because the built-in mechanism for the automatic detection and deployment of updates will apply the update within 48 hours of release.Use the following procedures to configure Essentials 2010 with a recurring synchronization schedule or to manually synchronize at any time.Microsoft Security Essentials provides real-time protection for your home PC that guards against viruses, spyware, and other malicious software.
How to manually download the latest definition updates for Microsoft Security Essentials.