I have microsoft security essentials & now it says updates failed & it is out of date.  What is the problem?

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  • David
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    MSE is no longer recommended, if you are running windows 10, the resident AV Windows defender is adequate, if you are running windows 7 or 8 get one of the free AVs e.g. bitdefender, AVAST, AVG etc

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  • Bill-M
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Microsoft security essentials is old, Very Old.  What Operating System are you using??

    You should upgrade to Windows 10, which uses Windows Security (Defender) as it's anti virus program.

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  • WayneH
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    MS security essentials is a resource hog and is pretty much useless.  Uninstall it and get a free version of Avast or similar AV.  Add free MalwareBytes and Superantispyware.

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