Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Manual Upgrade for Microsoft Security Essentials

Recently some customers had problems upgrading Microsoft Security Essentials to the new version 2.

If your firewall is turned ON you can do that yourself:

  1. Go to this Microsoft web page.
  2. Click Download and choose the version of MSE that is correct for your OS.
  3. Open Control Panel.
  4. In Vista/7 open Programs and Features,
    in XP open Add/Remove Programs.
  5. Uninstall (or Remove) Microsoft Security Essentials.
  6. Restart the computer.
  7. Run the installer program you downloaded in step #2 and follow the prompts.

Everything should be okay again.

You will loose the desktop icon for MSE; the new version does not have it anymore.

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