In the meantime updates for MSE should work by doing it manually from the MSE dashboard or by going to the Microsoft Malware Protection Center. What's New - Microsoft Malware Protection Technologies Thanks also for that info.
On Windows Defender Definition Update error 0x80070643 - - Windows 10 Forums Computer type Laptop System Manufacturer/Model Number Sony Vaio VPCEB47GM Laptop OS Win 7 Pro 64-bit CPU Intel i5 2.4 Ghz Memory 8GB DDR3 Graphics Card Intel HD 3000 Sound Card IDT High Definition Monitor(s) Displays 15.6 WGXA Anti-Glare LED Screen Resolution 1280x800 Tnx everyone who responded. Clicking on Painter's link the latest MSE update should have the fix required & that Update Fix Definition is 1.239.874.0. I guess I'm of the school, if it ain't broke, don't fix it.
If you have a Windows XP computer and you visit the download page for Microsoft Security Essentials, it will allow you to download the install program.
But now finally on April 8th 2014 Microsoft will officially stop providing updates and fixes for Windows XP.
As part of that process, and Microsoft’s attempts to encourage people off a now unsafe, unprotected, unsupported operating system, they are making two important changes to Microsoft Security Essentials.
It was a free anti-virus that you could install on any home PC or laptop.
It had the well known name of Microsoft behind it and by and large it did a decent job of catching viruses and reassuring customers. The Windows XP end of life program has been known about for several years.
The problems came just over a week after Microsoft's scheduled end of support for its 12-year-old Windows XP operating system.
Standard desktop users will no longer receive updates for their systems, and Microsoft urged businesses and consumers to upgrade.An update to Microsoft Security Essentials, the software company's free anti-malware software, crashed Windows XP computers last week, causing business disruptions to customers still relying on the outdated—and, in many cases, now-unsupported—operating system.The update caused a variety of Microsoft operating systems to restart and then fail to reboot, displaying an arcane "Ms Mp application error" message, according to online posts by affected users.MS seems to be closing some doors without making formal announcements that they have done so, I think.- - - - -RESULTS (from later in this thread) :»Re: MSE Latest Definition Update Seems Corrupted I've troubles on updating either via the automatic procedure or downloading the 32bit version of the file mpam-fe.Il the latter case, I've got the message "It is not a valid Win32 application". That is the same file with which I have had the same error message.From April 8th 2014 Microsoft Security Essentials will not install or get updates on a Windows XP computer.