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Live Update failing to complete N360 engine
I'm on a Windows 7, 64-bit machine and running 360 version 18.104.22.168. I have a ADSL broadband connection and use Firefox 14 and Thunderbird as my browser and email client.
Live Update has been working fine with no problems, but recently it has started to produce a 'failure to complete update' notification, identifying the culprit as the N360 engine, a critical update. Virus definitions continue to update normally around it. Concurrently - and I can't tell if they are connected or not - the Full System Scan has started to freeze at some point before completion.
I have no reason to think there is a virus or malware on my machine. The Quick Scan completes normally and other than the occasional tracker cookie, it has found nothing. I doubled-checked the machine with one of the online scanners (Trend) and it indicated nothing. And I'm quite security conscious in general. My computer is set not to accept third-party cookies and I run three security/privacy add-ons in Firefox which block extraneous Flash and Java script.
My sense is that this is a conflict issue but I can't figure out what might be causing it. So here's hoping someone in the community has resolved a similar issue.