Restarting it can help reset the connection and enable proper updating.Under Windows 7, click "Start" and type "services.msc" into the search box.Windows' free security program, Microsoft Security Essentials, communicates with its server every day to download the most recent malware definitions and information.When your program can't connect to the server, it can become out of date and may miss detection of the ever-increasing amount of malware lurking online.
A month ago, it failed to catch a virus that gave fake virus warnings.
For the last couple of days, MSE doesn't fails to update, remaining stuck at version 1.75.119 I presume that an error log is created somewhere, or an event log, but I don't know where to find those. Tried it at home, at work and friends places, but never works.
Restarted computer a lot of times now, checked for Microsoft Updates in general, but nothing shows up.
Any thoughts would be appreciated, Harry Here is a list of several free A/V programs, many of which work on Windows XP: https:// Microsoft Security Essentials is no longer supported on Windows XP, as noted in the link posted above by Bruce.
But it doesn't say anything about when Security Essentials updates will stop.