Windows Defender: Why Defender updates demand a reboot

Discussion in 'Security Signatures' started by shadowman, Sep 15, 2009.

  1. shadowman

    shadowman Guest

    I would like to know why Windows Defender updates demand a reboot? Commonly,
    a system reboot is required because the installer is attempting to install a
    file that is currently being used. With for example McAfee you don't have to
    reboot when you install a new definition update. I would be nicer if Windows
    Defender requires no reboot after installing an update, just restarting the
    service should be enough.
     
    shadowman, Sep 15, 2009
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  2. I have to say that I have very few machines running Windows Defender--those
    that are tend to be servers. That said, I don't recall that definition
    updates require a reboot.

    What version of Windows are you running? I wonder whether there is
    something on your system which is interfering with the ability to restart
    the service, hence the request for the reboot?


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    "shadowman" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > I would like to know why Windows Defender updates demand a reboot?
    > Commonly,
    > a system reboot is required because the installer is attempting to install
    > a
    > file that is currently being used. With for example McAfee you don't have
    > to
    > reboot when you install a new definition update. I would be nicer if
    > Windows
    > Defender requires no reboot after installing an update, just restarting
    > the
    > service should be enough.
     
    Bill Sanderson, Sep 15, 2009
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  3. shadowman

    shadowman Guest

    Hello Bill,

    Thanks for your reply.
    I'm running Windows 7 Ultimate (RTM). I have a notebook with only Windows
    Defender,and also there Windows Defender demands a reboot when apply a
    definition update.

    Kind Regards,

    Guido van Brakel
    System Engineer
    MCP // MCSA // MCSE

    "Bill Sanderson" wrote:

    > I have to say that I have very few machines running Windows Defender--those
    > that are tend to be servers. That said, I don't recall that definition
    > updates require a reboot.
    >
    > What version of Windows are you running? I wonder whether there is
    > something on your system which is interfering with the ability to restart
    > the service, hence the request for the reboot?
    >
    >
    > --
    >
    >
    > "shadowman" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    > > I would like to know why Windows Defender updates demand a reboot?
    > > Commonly,
    > > a system reboot is required because the installer is attempting to install
    > > a
    > > file that is currently being used. With for example McAfee you don't have
    > > to
    > > reboot when you install a new definition update. I would be nicer if
    > > Windows
    > > Defender requires no reboot after installing an update, just restarting
    > > the
    > > service should be enough.

    >
    >
     
    shadowman, Sep 16, 2009
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  4. I don't have RTM to replicate, but I do have two machines running RC.

    I'll blow away Microsoft Security Essentials so Defender will be enabled and
    I can test this.

    Should be able to manage that by sometime later today.


    "shadowman" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > Hello Bill,
    >
    > Thanks for your reply.
    > I'm running Windows 7 Ultimate (RTM). I have a notebook with only Windows
    > Defender,and also there Windows Defender demands a reboot when apply a
    > definition update.
    >
    > Kind Regards,
    >
    > Guido van Brakel
    > System Engineer
    > MCP // MCSA // MCSE
    >
    > "Bill Sanderson" wrote:
    >
    >> I have to say that I have very few machines running Windows
    >> Defender--those
    >> that are tend to be servers. That said, I don't recall that definition
    >> updates require a reboot.
    >>
    >> What version of Windows are you running? I wonder whether there is
    >> something on your system which is interfering with the ability to restart
    >> the service, hence the request for the reboot?
    >>
    >>
    >> --
    >>
    >>
    >> "shadowman" <> wrote in message
    >> news:...
    >> > I would like to know why Windows Defender updates demand a reboot?
    >> > Commonly,
    >> > a system reboot is required because the installer is attempting to
    >> > install
    >> > a
    >> > file that is currently being used. With for example McAfee you don't
    >> > have
    >> > to
    >> > reboot when you install a new definition update. I would be nicer if
    >> > Windows
    >> > Defender requires no reboot after installing an update, just restarting
    >> > the
    >> > service should be enough.

    >>
    >>
     
    Bill Sanderson, Sep 16, 2009
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  5. shadowman

    Tim Clark Guest

    Either something is different in Win7 or something is wrong.

    I have been using Windows Defender since beta.
    A simple update of Definitions, using any method AU/WU/MU/GUI/Manual
    Download and install:
    has Never required a reboot, Ever.

    The only scenario i can envision is the use of AU/WU/MU when there were
    other updates involved, in addition to Defender.

    This should be considered odd

    Tim
    --
    If you set a Vista disk in the CD tray upside down,
    you can hear SATANIC VOICES!
    But that isn't the worst of it,
    if you set it the right way IT INSTALLS VISTA!
     
    Tim Clark, Sep 17, 2009
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