When I try to update I get a message: "Security Essentials couldn't check for virus and spyware updates.
I would like a program that will look through the hard drive and delete all of the stuff I think I delete when I put it in the recycle bin, and updates for programs I don't have and just throw out all the useless crap that is cluttering up the hard drive. registry cleaners do more damage to the end user than anything. READ and watch what you click when you install programs. don't just click next, next next READ what they are installing don't EVER use one of those fix it programs, or ever trust what they say is bad... I didn't allow them to make any changes other than the initial scan.
The "free program" wanted personal information and registration before proceeding. They probably left more garbage to clean up, after I deleted them. As long as MSE updates and functions, I think I'll leave things alone.
I'm having problems downloading and running the following: Microsoft FIXIT 50195, Microsoft Security Essentials KB2855265, and Windows KB890830.
My Security Essentials did not update automatically the last two days - says it is out of date.
After I tried downloading the file from Microsoft yesterday, I restarted the desktop computer, but the download still is listed as failed.