Windows Defender

  dogbreath1 08:17 16 Mar 06
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Mine's not auto-updating. I've taken advice from other threads including ensuring that Windows Update is turned on, but it's still not working.

At the moment, definitions are 16 days old. I visited the MS website and tried to update Windows manually. The downloads duly arrived but were not installed. Looking in the update history panel, it shows Windows Defender having been updated today, but the Defender UI still reads 'definitions 16 days old'.

Any ideas please??

  Hayrick 08:27 16 Mar 06

Had this problem yesterday and after clicking update balloon appeared telling fully up dated but defender still insisted 16 days out of date. This am now 20 days out. Clicked update and lo1 updates were installed. Mystery

  Hayrick 08:36 16 Mar 06

Had this problem yesterday and after clicking update balloon appeared telling fully up dated but defender still insisted 16 days out of date. This am now 20 days out. Clicked update and lo! updates were installed. Mystery Suggest you try again later on.

  brigtoo 09:34 16 Mar 06

had same problem. there is a solution posted on this forum, where a line is copied into Start-run-open.if you find the posting cure is there.

  brigtoo 09:45 16 Mar 06

copy and paste this into Start > run
Msiexec /x {A5CC2A09-E9D3-49EC-923D-03874BBD4C2C}

  rdave13 10:32 16 Mar 06
  FatboySlim71 11:04 16 Mar 06

I Have just tried the,
copy and paste this into Start > run
Msiexec /x {A5CC2A09-E9D3-49EC-923D-03874BBD4C2C}

and it got rid of the out of date defination problem. I do not have Windows defender running in the back ground. All I did was, copy and paste this into Start > run
Msiexec /x {A5CC2A09-E9D3-49EC-923D-03874BBD4C2C}, and followed the on screen instructions, I then ran Windows Defender, it was still showing definations (or words to that affect) 20 days since updated, I then clicked on check for update, the bubble appeared at the bottom of the screen saying connecting to internet to check for updates, when it had finished the "definitions have not been updated in 20 days" had dissapeared, it now shows on Windows Defender, when its loaded up "no harmful software detected, your computer is running normally"

  dogbreath1 21:31 22 Mar 06

For anyone using the Start>Run route, please note (as was alluded to in Fatboy's post) that it is essential to first disable Defender's real-time protection. One way to do this is by killing the process MSASCui.exe in Task Manager.

  picklsey 04:41 23 Mar 06

for reference thanks

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