Window Windows 8 Down
Updating the free Microsoft antivirus manually. Microsoft Security Essentials and Windows 8/8.1/10If the antiviral database update file is started Microsoft Security Essentials, there is a dialogue window for the recovery of the file, reporting that the viral definitions are being updated.
Once the online retrieval window is closed, it is possible to verify whether the definitions of viruses and spy programmes have been updated. To this end, open Microsoft Security Essentials and press the button to update, and then check the status of the definitions of viruses and spy programmes.
Note: In order to establish the correct version of the update of the definitions of viruses and spy programmes for Microsoft Security Essentials, it is necessary to know the level of Windows XP, Windows Vista or Windows 7. In addition, it is necessary to enter Windows with the rights of the administrator.