Windows Defender update trouble

  RobCharles1981 12:32 18 Feb 06

When this was released I downloaded it and installed it over the top of MS Antispyware and ive been trying too update it but I have an error message something like:

Windows Defender was unable too update OX8024400a

What do you all suggest ??

  rômanab 13:42 18 Feb 06

Try temporarily disabling your av's real time scanning (not your firewall) while updating. It worked for me.

  RobCharles1981 14:49 18 Feb 06

Im using AVG at the mo any more suggestions ??

  rawprawn 15:05 18 Feb 06

How do you know whether it is updating? I have had only two updates that I am aware of and both came through Windoows Automatic Updater.

  RobCharles1981 15:10 18 Feb 06

I got something different now: WD found no new fefintions so it must be the server could it be ??

  RobCharles1981 15:11 18 Feb 06

But in the update section of the program it says "Windows Defender defintions havent been updated in 23 days"

  vinnyT 15:14 18 Feb 06

Hi rawprawn, I'm not sure, but the other day, when I went to shut the pc down, there was a small shield on the shutdown box, which informed me that updates would be installed when I shut down.

'course I'm only assuming it is something to do with defender, as I hadn't noticed it before.

  RobCharles1981 15:18 18 Feb 06

Where windows Defender is on my taskbar theres a yellow warning symbol! :-S!!

  rawprawn 15:23 18 Feb 06

That is Windows Automatic Updater. Which shows it is updating Windows Defender. It will tell you whether it is a normal Windows Update or Widows Defender.If you click on that "little Shield" it will tell you.

  rawprawn 15:32 18 Feb 06

If you go into Microsoft Windows Updates/Review Updates you will see the updates that Windows Defender has had. My last two were 15th and 17th February.

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