How to manually download the latest antimalware definition updates for Microsoft Forefront Client Security, Microsoft Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010 and Microsoft System Center 2012 Endpoint Protection

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This article describes how to manually download the latest antimalware definition updates for Microsoft Forefront Client Security, Microsoft Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010 and Microsoft System Center 2012 Endpoint Protection.

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To download the Microsoft Forefront Client Security, the Microsoft Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010, or the Microsoft System Center 2012 Endpoint Protection antimalware definition update file (Mpam-fe.exe) for 32-bit (x86-based) versions of Windows, click the following link:
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=87342&clcid=0x409
To download the Microsoft Forefront Client Security, Microsoft Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010 or Microsoft System Center 2012 Endpoint Protection antimalware definition update filefor 64-bit versions of Windows, click the following link: 
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=87341&clcid=0x409
Note: You must be running a 64-bit version of Windows to run a 64-bit version of Microsoft Forefront Client Security, Microsoft Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010 or Microsoft System Center 2012 Endpoint Protection. The 64-bit versions of Windows include x64-based versions. 

After you click the appropriate link, click Run to install the definition update file immediately. Or, click Save to save the file to the computer. If you click Save, remember the folder where you save the file.

To install the saved file, click Start, click Run, locate the folder where you saved the file, double-click the file, and then click OK.

Note: To install the file on a Windows Vista-based computer, right-click the file, and then click Run As Administrator to install it.

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If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or click Continue.

When the definition update file runs, a file extraction dialog box appears. The dialog box indicates that the definition update is installing. After the file extraction dialog box closes, you can verify that the Microsoft Forefront Client Security, Microsoft Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010 or Microsoft System Center 2012 Endpoint Protection definitions have been updated. To do this, open Microsoft Forefront Client Security, Microsoft Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010 or Microsoft System Center 2012 Endpoint Protection, and then check the definition version at the bottom of the Microsoft Forefront Client Security Home, or Microsoft Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010, dialog box.

Corporate customers should use Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) version 2.0 or a later version to distribute Microsoft Forefront Client Security, Microsoft Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010 or Microsoft System Center 2012 Endpoint Protection definition updates. 

You can use the -q command-line switch with the Microsoft Forefront Client Security or Microsoft Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010 or Microsoft System Center 2012 Endpoint Protection definition update file. This switch installs the definition update in quiet mode. Quiet mode suppresses the file extraction dialog box. To install the definition update in quiet mode, type the following command: 
Mpam-fe.exe -q
Note: You must use an account that has administrator rights to run this command.


Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010 and Microsoft System Center 2012 Endpoint Protection

If you are running Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010 or Microsoft System Center 2012 Endpoint Protection, please also execute the following steps:

1.) Save or run the definitions for Network Inspection System

After you download the latest definition updates, click Run to install the definition immediately, or click Save to save it to your computer. If you click Save, remember the name of the folder where you save the file.  

2.) Install the definition update

To install the saved definition update file: 

If your computer is running Windows Vista or Windows 7, browse to the folder where you saved the definition file. Right-click nis_full.exe, click Run as administrator, and then click Run. When you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation, and then wait while the definition files are installed.

If your computer is running any other Windows operating system, you must be logged on as an administrator to install the latest definition file. Browse to the folder where you saved the file, and then double-click nis_full.exe to install the latest definition file.

Note: If you do not have an administrator account on the computer, ask an administrator to log on and install the definitions file for you.


Technical support for x64-based versions of Microsoft Windows

If your hardware came with a Microsoft Windows x64 edition already installed, your hardware manufacturer provides technical support and assistance for the Windows x64 edition. In this case, your hardware manufacturer provides support because a Windows x64 edition was included with your hardware. Your hardware manufacturer might have customized the Windows x64 edition installation by using unique components. Unique components might include specific device drivers or might include optional settings to maximize the performance of the hardware. Microsoft will provide reasonable-effort assistance if you need technical help with a Windows x64 edition. However, you might have to contact your manufacturer directly. Your manufacturer is best qualified to support the software that your manufacturer installed on the hardware. If you purchased a Windows x64 edition such as a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 x64 edition separately, contact Microsoft for technical support.

For product information about Microsoft Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/64bit/default.mspx
For product information about x64-based versions of Microsoft Windows Server 2003, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://support.microsoft.com/windowsserver2003x64

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Article ID: 935934 - Last Review: August 11, 2014 - Revision: 9.0
Applies to
  • Microsoft Forefront Client Security
  • Microsoft Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010
  • Microsoft System Center 2012 Endpoint Protection
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