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Q: MSE updates fail because of error code 0x80072efd. This thread is locked from future replies

My MSE virus and spyware definitions updates fail because of error code 0x80072efd.  Need a fix fast.  Thanks to all who reply.

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Do you another Firewall currently installed?
Was there any prior security software before you installed MSE?
What is your Operating SYtem and Platform?
Are you also experiencing the same error when updating through Windows Update?

See if the following articles can help you:
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-vista/Windows-Update-error-80072efd
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/836941

You can also see the Microsoft Answers threads that leads to solutions:
http://social.answers.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/vistainstall/thread/398546d2-6b6d-47a0-b075-82d815fa9a8f
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