Windows defender.

  ribo 12:48 27 Apr 06

Can anyone helpme pleae, I was having trouble downloadding the update KB15597. I did a search on this forum and have tried every thing suggested. Uninstalled Defender, Used crap cleaner to clean register.Ran msiexec.....(which copied and pasted) did a search and deleted all but 2 entried which will not delete and which when I look at the containing folder,I cannot find!. Restared comp.
I have tried to reinstall the program and now get a message saying "The installation package cannot be opened......"
So I have not got defender,which I would like to have. I even tried to install M/S antispyware ,but cannot do that either.
Help would be greatly appeciated.I have spent about 2 hours trying the suggestions already given.
Thank you in advacne. J

  Genius1 13:15 27 Apr 06

Try using Windows Update (select the 'Optional' option - don't just search for high priority updates) to find the update for Defender - it worked for me.

  Genius1 13:16 27 Apr 06

Should actually read 'Microsoft Update'.

  ribo 14:44 27 Apr 06

Thank you for your offer to help. Are you referring to me being unable to download the update? If so, I cannor install the update,as I now do not have Defender installed. When I try to install it It starts ok and then I get a message -- "Windows installer. The installation pachage cannot be opened......".
Any help will be appreciated please. j

  Lettervanman 15:35 27 Apr 06

I had a similar problem, and cured it by downloading Windows Installer Clean Up from MS, and deleting any Defender references.
Then reinstalled.

  ribo 16:16 27 Apr 06

Thank you so much for your help. That did the trick. So easy when you know how. Thanks again. J

  ribo 16:17 27 Apr 06

Thank you so much for your help. That did the trick. So easy when you know how. Thanks again. J

  ribo 16:19 27 Apr 06

sorry about the double post. But thanking you twice is better than not thanking you at all.

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