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    Updating Microsoft Security Essentials when behind a proxy

    This one was driving me nuts - MSE would fail when trying to update as we sit behind the LEA's web proxy at work. I couldn't for the life of me understand why - nor were there any settings in application, nor did it seem to read from IE's proxy settings.

    I found the solution the other day to actually get it to read from IE's settings. Here's how:

    1) Set your desired proxy settings up in IE and test
    2) Open a Command Prompt (with Admin rights) and type:

    proxycfg -u

    3) Open MSE and update it - it should now work.

    If you are using this on a machine such as a laptop that roams and is used outside of a proxy server, simply disable the proxy settings in IE and run proxycfg -u again.

    Hope this is of use to those tearing their hair out like I was!

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    You can also download the MSE updates as an exe file - Download Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE) Offline Definition Updates

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    Or let your WSUS server take the strain.

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    Well to be honest you shouldnt be using it, that's why it's not easy

    You should be using Microsoft Forefront Instead

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    Quote Originally Posted by p-dave View Post
    Well to be honest you shouldnt be using it, that's why it's not easy

    You should be using Microsoft Forefront Instead
    Well the post above are still relevant to Small Businesses of 10 PCs or less who may well be behind a proxy.

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    MSE is not licensed for academic use even under the small business terms:

    http://www.microsoft.com/security_essentials/eula.aspx


    1.INSTALLATION AND USE RIGHTS.
    a.Home Use. If you are a home user, then you may install and use any number of copies of the software on your personal devices for use by people who reside in your household. As a home user, you may not use the software in any commercial, non-profit, or revenue generating business activities.
    b.Small Business. If you operate a small business, then you may install and use the software on up to ten (10) devices in your business.
    c.Restrictions.
    i.The software may not be used on a device running an enterprise version of a Microsoft Windows operating system.
    ii.The software may not be used on devices owned by government or academic institutions.

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    Very true but just making the point that seeing as EduGeek isn't just aimed at schools support, the above information would be more helpful to others than a should be using Forefront comment.

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    Take your point, but OP's signature clearly indicates he is at a school and therefore cannot legally use MSE on computers in his workplace.

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