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Why do you need to manual update offline ? I can manually update online anytime by opening Windows Defender, click on update tab then click update. What is the difference ?
 

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Why do you need to manual update offline ? I can manually update online anytime by opening Windows Defender, click on update tab then click update. What is the difference ?

The difference?
EDIT: it's good you've asked. This wasn't explained in the initial post. Thanks.

I have NO INTERNET on the pc in question (at least not permanently). Other pc's are online and the modem is all used up. I could add a cable connection (regularly updates) to this one... but no big deal because the current setup suits the needs.

So this might be a weird setup (but it works) for you nowadays but when you're offline, a week or so, the virus definitions pops up saying is out of date.

That's why the website link I provided exists because not all pc's are online. You simply run the setup moved on USB to the offline PC and run it. Then the AV/spyware engines get updated.

Another usage to this: If you're infected by some serious malicious software, you should definitely go offline if possible to solve the problem (online connection might make the malware more resistant to cleaning operations).

It' just a nice possibility to be able to update antivirus engines offline and this method is provided by many AV software companies/products.

That's all.
 

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System One

  • OS
    Windows 10 x64
    Name
    Horace Lucas
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    HP Envy DV6 7250
    CPU
    Intel i7-3630QM
    Motherboard
    HP, Intel HM77 Express Chipset
    Memory
    16GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel HD4000 + Nvidia Geforce 630M
    Sound Card
    IDT HD Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    15.6' built-in + Samsung S22D300 + 17.3' LG Phillips
    Screen Resolution
    multiple resolutions
    Hard Drives
    Samsung SSD 250GB + Hitachi HDD 750GB
    PSU
    120W adapter
    Occupation
    Improving Skills
    Case
    small
    Cooling
    laptop cooling pad
    Keyboard
    Backlit built-in + big one in USB
    Mouse
    SteelSeries Sensei
    Internet Speed
    slow and steady
    Browser
    Chromium, Pale Moon, Firefox Developer Edition
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
    Other Info
    That's basically it.
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    european union

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