Quick tip for this evening.
An update to Microsoft Security Essentials was released by Microsoft on 16 December, 2010 which saw the version number increment up to Version 2.0. This was after the second Tuesday of the month (AKA “Patch Tuesday”) where Microsoft releases patches and upgrades for its software through Windows Update. This meant that you may not have received the update unless you manually checked for it between 16/12/2010 and 11/01/2011 (“Patch Tuesday ” for January 2011).
However, it seems that people (including myself) still did not receive the update automatically so here’s what you can do to force an upgrade.
- Open Microsoft Security Essentials,
- Click on the down arrow next to “Help”,
- Click on “Check for software updates”.
Once you have successfully updated your software version number should jump up to 2.0.657.0 (at the time of writing) which can be checked by click on “About Security Essentials” in the “Help” dropdown menu shown above.