This article describes how to manually download the latest virus and spyware definition updates for Microsoft Security Essentials.

Note To install the correct version of the Microsoft Security Essentials virus and spyware definition updates, you must know whether Windows XP, Windows Vista, or Windows 7 is running in a 32-bit or a 64-bit operating environment. Additionally, you must be logged on to Windows as an administrator.

After you verify the operating environment, download the appropriate update version of the program. To do this, follow these steps.

Download: If you don’t have Microsoft Security Essentials installed, you can download it from HERE.

Download Offline Updates

Download the Microsoft Security Essentials virus and spyware definition update file that is appropriate for your version of Windows:
To download the file for a 32-bit (x86-based) version of Windows, click the following link:

DOWNLOAD 32-bit

To download the file for a 64-bit version of Windows, click the following link:

DOWNLOAD 64-bit

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