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    Windows Defender updates


    I use Windows Defender as my primary protection on my Win 8.1 ASUS X54C Laptop. Every day there are updates available for Win Defender, and I always install them.

    There are many KB 2267602 updates for Windows Defender, and I do understand that each update is a different definition version of that update.

    I assume that each version is cumulative, and the latest Defender version "adds on" to previous definition versions of that KB2267602 ... am I correct in my assumption?

    My question .. can I then delete all older definitions of KB2267602, and only keep the latest version?

    If the answer to my above question is 'yes' then how do I delete all the older KB 2267602 definitions?

    Attached is a screen capture of some of the definition updates currently installed (there are a couple of other updates in this list, not relevant to KB2267602, and I would not delete them)

    Click image for larger version

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    Can anyone advise me re: my above post?
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    Safest way is to use cleanmgr. You can download the attachement below and run as Admin. It is just a shortcut to cleanmgr in extended mode, check what need to be cleaned including Windows Defender files.
    Windows Defender updates Attached Files
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    @ topgundcp ... many thanks - I'll give that a try
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    Also to remove superceded updates:


    Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /StartComponentCleanup


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    Quote Originally Posted by Superfly View Post
    Also to remove superceded updates:


    Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /StartComponentCleanup
    Great stuff Superfly ... baie dankie
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    Quote Originally Posted by Atomcrusher View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Superfly View Post
    Also to remove superceded updates:


    Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /StartComponentCleanup
    Great stuff Superfly ... baie dankie
    You are very welcome, bud
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