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automatically update windows security essentials

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can windows security essentials automatically update.
I think it is optional update so I need to manually update

and is there a manual (tutorial) explaining the use of this program
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by:Dave Baldwin
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Unless you have turned off it's updates, it does automatically update itself.  When you open the program, the last update is shown on the screen.
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by:John Hurst
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If you think you have it set properly, uninstall it, restart the computer and install it again. As David notes, it will update itself and does on my virtual machines.
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Unless you have turned off it's updates,

how to turn on and off updates
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by:Dave Baldwin
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I don't see any way to turn off updates.  There is an Update but that only lets you manually update the data now as opposed to waiting for the automatic updates.
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rgb192--
You asked for a tutorial.  If all you want is one on updating MSE
http://www.brighthub.com/computing/smb-security/articles/69297.aspx#imgn_1
There are two updates to consider.  One is the frequent updates to the Definitions.  That is done automatically by MSE.  The other is the update to the program itself.  That is necessary only seldom and is accomplished from the Update tab.

Tutorials on using MSE.  
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/getting-started-with-security-essentials

http://www.top-windows-tutorials.com/install-security-essentials/  (note there is page 1 and page 2)
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by:rgb192
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I like the answer with the tutorials the best. Thanks for mse information.
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rgb192 --
Glad to have been of help.
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Thanks so much.
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