Windows Defender, Check for updates, No new Updates, Keeps checkin

Discussion in 'Spyware Discussion' started by interested, Dec 5, 2007.

  1. interested

    interested Guest

    Hello.
    I have a few PC's here both vista and windows xp, and they have windows
    defender installed.
    Well they have all started asking to check for updates for windows defender.
    When i click on the button to do the upades it scans and says there are no
    new updates.
    Afterwards it keeps showing the icon in the taskbar asking to check for
    updates.
    And in windows vista it also has a security icon showing saying defender is
    out of date.

    How do i solve this issue?
    Why wont it realize that there are no new updates?
    Where can i manually download any new updates and install them?

    Thanks in advance for any help anyone can provide.
     
    interested, Dec 5, 2007
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  2. Are you running any beta software on these machines? If so, you should
    discuss this symptom in the forums related to that beta software.

    One thing to try (whether or not beta software is involved):

    go to www.microsoft.com/security/portal

    and download the appropriate Windows Defender updates from the right hand
    column. If you are unsure whether 32 bit or 64 bit is correct, try the
    32-bit versions.



    "interested" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > Hello.
    > I have a few PC's here both vista and windows xp, and they have windows
    > defender installed.
    > Well they have all started asking to check for updates for windows
    > defender.
    > When i click on the button to do the upades it scans and says there are no
    > new updates.
    > Afterwards it keeps showing the icon in the taskbar asking to check for
    > updates.
    > And in windows vista it also has a security icon showing saying defender
    > is
    > out of date.
    >
    > How do i solve this issue?
    > Why wont it realize that there are no new updates?
    > Where can i manually download any new updates and install them?
    >
    > Thanks in advance for any help anyone can provide.
     
    Bill Sanderson, Dec 6, 2007
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  3. interested

    interested Guest

    Re: Windows Defender, Check for updates, No new Updates, Keeps che

    No i am not running any beta software on any of the machines.
    The vista machine is even a basic lab pc that has nothing but windows vista
    business 32bit installed on it.

    I did download the updates manually using a link somone provided in one of
    the other threads,, (which is identical to the site you just linked).

    The manual updates worked fine.

    We will see if this happens again when autoupadate time rolls around again.

    Regards.

    "Bill Sanderson" wrote:

    > Are you running any beta software on these machines? If so, you should
    > discuss this symptom in the forums related to that beta software.
    >
    > One thing to try (whether or not beta software is involved):
    >
    > go to www.microsoft.com/security/portal
    >
    > and download the appropriate Windows Defender updates from the right hand
    > column. If you are unsure whether 32 bit or 64 bit is correct, try the
    > 32-bit versions.
    >
    >
    >
    > "interested" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    > > Hello.
    > > I have a few PC's here both vista and windows xp, and they have windows
    > > defender installed.
    > > Well they have all started asking to check for updates for windows
    > > defender.
    > > When i click on the button to do the upades it scans and says there are no
    > > new updates.
    > > Afterwards it keeps showing the icon in the taskbar asking to check for
    > > updates.
    > > And in windows vista it also has a security icon showing saying defender
    > > is
    > > out of date.
    > >
    > > How do i solve this issue?
    > > Why wont it realize that there are no new updates?
    > > Where can i manually download any new updates and install them?
    > >
    > > Thanks in advance for any help anyone can provide.

    >
    >
     
    interested, Dec 6, 2007
    #3
  4. interested

    Stu Guest

    Re: Windows Defender, Check for updates, No new Updates, Keeps che

    I hope that `someone` you mention was not our beloved, trustworthy and
    thoroughly reliable ENGEL. Please remember the name and cast it in stone ;)
    In fact, he regularly posts (with very informative preambles), the `Delta`
    download URLs in the `Spyware Signatures` section for those of us who prefer
    to update defs that way. I also happen to believe, he likes CCleaner, cos he
    slips that in too - occasionally.

    Stu

    "interested" wrote:

    > No i am not running any beta software on any of the machines.
    > The vista machine is even a basic lab pc that has nothing but windows vista
    > business 32bit installed on it.
    >
    > I did download the updates manually using a link somone provided in one of
    > the other threads,, (which is identical to the site you just linked).
    >
    > The manual updates worked fine.
    >
    > We will see if this happens again when autoupadate time rolls around again.
    >
    > Regards.
    >
    > "Bill Sanderson" wrote:
    >
    > > Are you running any beta software on these machines? If so, you should
    > > discuss this symptom in the forums related to that beta software.
    > >
    > > One thing to try (whether or not beta software is involved):
    > >
    > > go to www.microsoft.com/security/portal
    > >
    > > and download the appropriate Windows Defender updates from the right hand
    > > column. If you are unsure whether 32 bit or 64 bit is correct, try the
    > > 32-bit versions.
    > >
    > >
    > >
    > > "interested" <> wrote in message
    > > news:...
    > > > Hello.
    > > > I have a few PC's here both vista and windows xp, and they have windows
    > > > defender installed.
    > > > Well they have all started asking to check for updates for windows
    > > > defender.
    > > > When i click on the button to do the upades it scans and says there are no
    > > > new updates.
    > > > Afterwards it keeps showing the icon in the taskbar asking to check for
    > > > updates.
    > > > And in windows vista it also has a security icon showing saying defender
    > > > is
    > > > out of date.
    > > >
    > > > How do i solve this issue?
    > > > Why wont it realize that there are no new updates?
    > > > Where can i manually download any new updates and install them?
    > > >
    > > > Thanks in advance for any help anyone can provide.

    > >
    > >
     
    Stu, Dec 7, 2007
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