Apparently I have received the announced update as the pop-up is no longer happening as of today (11th January). That's the good news.
The bad news is that whilst now I can open the Security Center as before I can't do anything else with it. That's why I can't check whether I've actually installed an update or not.
The message I get is:
"We can't load this info right now. Refresh the screen and we'll try again" .
Reboot or refreshing makes no difference, I get a screen with some grey panels blinking and then the message reappears. I can click on the headers at the top, the screen goes to right page, but the message stays and I can't click on anything else (like the About button).
Whilst this is much less irritating than before, it's still not OK and I'm not sure I'm actually protected.
That sounds as if you have a corrupted update Really i would not waste time but uninstall reinstall from your account it should take only 15 mins or less.
Uninstall via windows Programs and features reboot then run MCPR
Download the MCPR tool
Reboot and follow the preparation steps for an install.
Install from your account
Klaus, I had the same problem last year and uninstall and reinstall worked. If you're unsure about uninstalling and reinstalling, you can always call tech support and have them do it. I've had them do it a few times.
Thanks Peacekeeper and Steve.
I've done the reinstall, have the latest Version 16.0R7 and everything is now working as it should.
Appreciate the fast response and would like to repeat my earlier complements on good customer support.
It appears that the 16.0 R7 has resolved the login in splash.
But to my frustration it now has started to scream at me whever it has executed any scan for virus or software updates. I've disabled every notification setting I've been able to find but no postive result. So I guess the marketing people are still runing the show