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Why did I =just= get KB3038936, an August =2015= update


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#1
This update theoretically installs a new version of Defender for Windows 8.1, which is okay, but from August 2015?

What's goin' on?
 

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System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1, 10, various Linux
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    homebuilt
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#2
Although this thread is over a year old, it went unanswered.
Today, I received the same update notice. This is insane as my version of Windows Defender is up to version 10;
Antimalware Client Version: 4.10.209.0
Engine Version: 1.1.15700.8
Antivirus definition: 1.287.803.0
Antispyware definition: 1.287.803.0
Network Inspection System Engine Version: 2.1.14600.4
Network Inspection System Definition Version: 119.0.0.0
Anyone have any idea as to why a 3 year old update would suddenly want to install - possibly again?
Here is a previous thread on the topic: KB3038936 appeared in Windows Update?
This topic had replies, but the issue was never really addressed.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Microsoft Windows 8.1, 64 bit
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Home Built
    CPU
    AMD FX(tm)-8350 Eight-Core Processor, AMD64 Family 21 Model 2 Stepping 0
    Motherboard
    ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC., M5A99X EVO R2.0
    Memory
    16284 Mb
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB
    Browser
    IE
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender

erpster4

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#3
perhaps missing updated WD files that are needed from KB3038936 and were not all included in newer win8.1 rollups
since KB3038936 is simply a small update, I manually download & install it from the MS Update Catalog so that windows update won't have to offer it again
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Toshiba Satellite C55Dt-A5306
    CPU
    AMD Quad-Core A6-5200M Accelerated Processor
    Memory
    4 GB