Windows Vista update, constantly offering the same updates

Well, the title of my post was just to make things seem worse than they really are. But I think it's a bug, not less.

I just installed Windows Security Essentials. "Windows Update" keeps me showing that there are both updates optional available through the installation of "Windows Security Essentials". They are updated definition for this software. They are two 3.7 MB. KB, KB2310138, numbers are both the same, but the details see the numbers of different virus definition. The definition of a 1.97.1086.0 and the other is 1.97.840.0. If I install one updates it installs correctly and everything is fine, except that Microsoft Update tells me there is 1 additional optional upgrade for me to install which is annoying and misleading. If I install "both" the KB2310138 updated simultaneously or in succession he confused Windows Update all together and go back to square 1 saying that there is 'optional' 2 updates I can install it. I don't know what is happening, but there is definitely a bug in the middle of all this chaos.

Maybe someone could tell me if these "Windows Security Essentials" definition updates are cumulative, so that if you later you don't need all the updates of prior definition or are non-cumulative? Thank you.

* original ugly bug title - Windows Vista Home Basic Update - Microsoft has not yet discovered *.

System configuration: Ultimate, card mother Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3L Winndows 7, Intel Pentium Dual - Core E6300 Wolfdale 2.8 GHz, 4 GB of memory PC - 1066 DDR2 Patriot Viper, 500 GB Western Digital hard drive, GeForce 8800GT Videocard

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Microsoft Eessentials (MSE) definitions/Signatures FAQ security update
http://social.answers.Microsoft.com/forums/en-us/mseupdate/thread/74e507b8-f6da-4ECA-8CE7-d1aca7d3f1ba

Why the definition for MSE updates considered OPTIONAL updates?
http://social.answers.Microsoft.com/forums/en-us/msestart/thread/b5594cea-93b4-4320-8cbb-edc59a0948cc

Long story, short version: ignore updates of definitions offered by Windows Update. Properly installed, MSE will be auto-updated itself about once every 24 hours.

Additional references:

Checklist for installation of Microsoft Security Essentials
http://social.answers.Microsoft.com/forums/en-us/msestart/thread/bf757e6a-E320-4a67-92bc-767e6acb26c4

Should I have any other antivirus software and Microsoft Security Essentials?
http://blogs.msdn.com/b/securitytipstalk/archive/2010/09/08/do-i-need-both-Microsoft-security-essentials-and-another-antivirus-software-program.aspx

List of [anti-virus and anti-malware] tools cleaning/uninstall program
http://social.answers.Microsoft.com/forums/en-us/msestart/thread/407bf6da-C05D-4546-8788-0aa4c25a1f91

You will find the MSE in favor in these forums: http://social.answers.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/category/mse

~ Robear Dyer (PA Bear) ~ MS MVP (that is to say, mail, security, Windows & Update Services) since 2002 ~ WARNING: MS MVPs represent or work for Microsoft

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