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If you're using the SSL scanner and transparent proxy... Thanks to [the] Flame Virus, Microsoft changed their update procedure slightly, where for some requests MITM (certificate exchange due [to] SSL scanning) isn't accepted anymore and makes windowsupdate fail.
The new ISO 9.080 will deal with changing the default Windows Update exception to skip SSL scanning.
Multiple reports from customers, as well as our own internal testing, indicate that the Windows Update client fails to find available updates when SSL scanning is enabled.
Previously, Microsoft would spend resources trying to improve Security Essentials' performance in tests... The company decided to stop that practice and put its effort elsewhere... "We had this group of folks start focusing on [emerging] threats and we saw that it increased our protection service level for our customers."
In practice, it means Microsoft is focusing on tracking emerging threats and sharing that data within the security industry, saying that's a more meaningful way to protect customers...
However, Stewart said offering antivirus firms that data, and no longer focusing on how well Security Essentials does in tests, will likely leave Microsoft's antivirus at the bottom of the charts.
"We’re providing all of that data and information to our partners so they can do at least as well as we are," she said. "The natural progression is that we will always be on the bottom of these tests. And honestly, if we are doing our job correctly, that’s what will happen."
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