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Microsoft Security Essentials update problem.

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I can't update Microsoft Security Essentials. Can you help?

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answered by (12.8k points)

Run your Disk Check
Click Start
Click Run
Type CHKDSK in searchbar
Click OK and run the program
Sometimes running this program will retrieve a lost OS file. You faced such type of file problem in your firefox installation also. Use a good registry cleaner too... If this doesn't work re-install your OS properly...

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answered by (12.8k points)

I think there's an update which points to KB article 972958 required fore your PC.......

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answered by (12.8k points)

See this KB article to resolve the 80004002 update error -
The failure of MSE to start at startup is discussed in this thread which includes links to bug submissions on the issue which you can vote for and validate on Connect -

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If you can't update the program, I recommend you download and install the updates manually. You can find them on Microsoft website. Firstly, right-click the Computer icon, select Properties and check the architecture of your OS. If the computer is on 32bit, download the 32bit version of the update and if it is on 64bit, download and install the 64bit version. If you still have problems, try contacting Microsoft.

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