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Defender Updates. Anyone else seeing multiple failures.

  1. #11


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    W10 x64 pro and W8.1 x86


    Just tried updating Defender manually via its 'check for updates' button and its now installed the later 669 version.

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  2. #12



    Trying to Sith things out
    Bamberg Germany
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    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit


    I had my Win 10 laptop on also at the time, but they are 2 different PC's & 2 different OS's so I don't know if syncing has anything to do with it. It only seems to happen when I have both turned on at the same time. Odd is nothing installed.
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  3. #13


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    W10 x64 pro and W8.1 x86


    This gets weirder.

    I've rolled back again to last nights disk image and immediately it booted the restored image I went to disable my Defender update task. So far so good. I left it for a few minutes and Windows Update now reports no updates available. Windows Update history shows last definition update installed on the 24th. Opening Defender confirms that date although it says those definitions were created on the 23rd. Figure that one out......

    I'm going to now run Windows Update manually to force another check. If that comes back as none to install I'll force an update via Defender and see what happens.
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  4. #14


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    W10 x64 pro and W8.1 x86


    Just tried it. Windows Update still reports nothing available. Updating Defender manually however has installed a new version 1.199.682.0

    Looks like this mornings two have been pulled from Windows Update yet there is one available via the Defender route. Very confused. I'll leave the Defender task disabled and see how Windows Update gets on tomorrow for a start.
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  5. #15



    Trying to Sith things out
    Bamberg Germany
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    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit


    Maybe they are doing some server maintenance or something, and things are getting "funny".
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  6. #16


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    W10 x64 pro and W8.1 x86


    Could well be. We'll have to see how it all sorts itself out in the coming days.
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  7. #17


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    W10 x64 pro and W8.1 x86


    For info... updating Defender via its user interface seems not to add the update to the main Windows Update history list.
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  8. #18


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    W10 x64 pro and W8.1 x86


    Just a continuing update on how its going....


    One update offered this morning which I installed manually. Having done that I re-enabled my Defender update task in task scheduler and changed the trigger to occur in the middle of the night when the PC is off. That should mean that on the first start of the day Defender gets in first, before Windows Update does its check. We'll see how that one goes tomorrow.
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  9. #19



    Trying to Sith things out
    Bamberg Germany
    Posts : 2,290
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit


    @Mooly,
    When you eventually get this task optimized, you should make a post or tutorial(with screenshots) on how to set it up, under System Security. It might be helpful for others, that want/need the latest definitions right away after first boot of the day.
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  10. #20


    Posts : 562
    W10 x64 pro and W8.1 x86


    Thanks for the vote of confidence Cliff. Yes I perhaps could do that at some point.

    Todays update via the task scheduler has gone according to plan. The definition update was installed 3 minutes 15 seconds after hitting the power button.
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