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Windows Defender definitions problem.

  1. #1

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    windows 8.1 Update 1 Pro 64bit

    Windows Defender definitions problem.

    It is advisable not to do a full scan for the moment. There was a problem in the latest definition update and in some cases after doing a full scan, if it completes, Windows Defender has been turned off.

    Microsoft is aware of the problem and is working on it.

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  2. #2

    Thanks for posting this info, Nuccii.
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  3. #3

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    Windows 8.1 professional x64 + WMC

    I got the same error that the defender service has been stopped.

    So I opened defender and started it.
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  4. #4

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    Windows8 Pro

    so whats the advice pals about use of defender ....*You insinuating defender doesnt do a good scan?*
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  5. #5

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    4 Windows 7 Pro Sp1- 4 Win 8 Pro, 1- xp pro sp3

    no, it just has quirks like all the other antivirus programs
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Windows Defender definitions problem.
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