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Windows Defender Updates Today

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    Windows Defender Updates Today


    I have had 7 Updates for Windows Defender today - normal is only 2 or 3. Does anyone have an idea about what might be happening special today? I have looked around and searched for a possible answer, but found none. I know it's crazy, but strange things like this "bug" me - lol!

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    Joisey
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    Windows 8.1 consumer 64 bit


    I only get one a day. I may have had 2 once or twice, but I'm not sure. How often are you checking for updates?
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    Canada
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    windows 8.1 Update 1 Pro 64bit


    Checking for Updates is specific to the computer requesting the check and would install what is needed for that system.
    Posting a screenshot would help. Were they all Defender updates?
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    I use a stand alone app (Windows Update Notifier) which automatically notifies me of updates. It installs Windows Defender updates but no others - just a lazy way to keep WD up to date, I guess. Here is a shot of the updates yesterday.....just curious why so many in one day.
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    Canada
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    windows 8.1 Update 1 Pro 64bit


    Looks normal to me.
    You have just answered you own question. You are using a stand alone app increasing the frequency of the Check Updates and Microsoft continuously updates the Defender files throughout the day. Most of us here only verify once a day for updates.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nuccii View Post
    Looks normal to me.
    You have just answered you own question. You are using a stand alone app increasing the frequency of the Check Updates and Microsoft continuously updates the Defender files throughout the day. Most of us here only verify once a day for updates.
    I agree, Nucccli - however, normally it only updates 2, or 3 or 4 times per day even with the app - yesterday was SEVEN - not counting the repeat which I caused (1179). Not important, just curious - thanks for posting - won't worry about it any longer. Closing thread.
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    Canada
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    windows 8.1 Update 1 Pro 64bit


    Your welcome
    Microsoft issues the updates whenever needed according to what they may consider a threat.
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    Joisey
    Posts : 315
    Windows 8.1 consumer 64 bit


    The daily updates that most of us are getting must be a rollup of the individual updates you are getting. My daily update definition numbers do not match any of the numbers in your update list.
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