Auto updating for windows security essentials
Mine is set to only Notify me whether to Download them and Install them like as you see in my image posted.
I'm assuming something is trying to infect my computer, but is it already infected?
Whether or not you can automatically install MSE signature updates without automatically running an MSE scan, I am not sure. If I remember correctly when I installed MSE back in 2010 it's been auto updating since then.
I may have forgotten but I think it created a scheduled task on its own when installed.
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