Windows Defender will not update


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Guest

Defender updated when I installed it, but will not update now. I have a
single computer at home with Windows XP Home Edition. Any suggestions of how
I can correct this?
 
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Guest

Just out of interest. What signature number are you using?

Eиçel
 
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Bill Sanderson

Umm - apparently you can update, since that is current.

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G

Guest

I have installed Defender on my personal XP laptop and my office 2k
workstation. Both are connected to my corporate LAN with the workstation
joined to the domain. The latptop installed and updated without trouble:

Windows Defender Version: 1.1.1051.0
Engine Version: 1.1.1185.0
Signature Version: 1.13.1276.16

The Win2k workstation is not. When I Check for Updates, there is no error
message, but the baloon that pops up saying Defender is connecting to the
Internet to look for updates simply states that there were no updates found.
The version are all the original builds:

Windows Defender Version: 1.1.1051.0
Engine Version: 1.1.1185.0
Signature Version: 1.0.0.0

This is not a WSUS issue (described in another post) because my XP laptop
just picked up the latest versions through Automatic Updates and not by
clicking Check For Updates in Defender itself.

--BobD
 
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Guest

Well, there sure are a lot of similar postings here. I guess I should have
read each and every one of them before posting this as there were enough bits
and pieces of information to answer all my questions. Bottom line is there
are major behavioral differences between this and Beta 1. The icon in the
Win2k PC's systray was due to the out-of-date signatures. The signatures for
whatever reason can not update from within the Defender app on the 2K PC, but
going to the Windows Updates page found and installed an update to Defender
which brought it up to date, and eliminated the icon from the system tray.
My XP systems update just fine from within the app as well as via the WSUS.

Problem solved...for now. I hope they build some of the nice warning
messages back in to Beta 2 that were in Beta 1.

--BobD
 
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Guest

I found resolution in installation forum. You have to uninstall the old
definition through writing a long name in RUN and then udating through help
in WD. Be sure not to run the new installation before because it won't work
then. Sorry, it is beta software, still Microsoft could be better I think.
 
G

Guest

Sorry Bill,1.14.1288.5 is the most current according to win update on my
machine but it wont install on mine either!
 
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Bill Sanderson

Current, of course, must be relevant to the time of the message.

First thing to try are the resolution steps in this article:

http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=915105

Followed by update attempts--try both methods--help, about, check for
updates (within Windows Defender), or, WindowsUpdate.


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Bill Sanderson

That was "relative"--not relevant!

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Bill Sanderson said:
Current, of course, must be relevant to the time of the message.

First thing to try are the resolution steps in this article:

http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=915105

Followed by update attempts--try both methods--help, about, check for
updates (within Windows Defender), or, WindowsUpdate.
 
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