Windows 10 update and Defender

gtatler

Active Member
#1
I used to use Microsoft Essentials for anti-virus. Seems that with 10 this has now become defender.

My question is :- Windows update is supposed to update Defender, but the last definition file is dated 8th August - the day after I upgraded to 10. Essentials used to update on a daily basis. Running an update check states system is up to date.

What's happening ? Am I covered for anti-virus ?


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davehc

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#2
Something not right. I have four defender updates since then.
Meanwhile, to be safe, open the Windows Defender manually and select the update tab, then update manually.
 


gtatler

Active Member
#3
Something not right. I have four defender updates since then.
Meanwhile, to be safe, open the Windows Defender manually and select the update tab, then update manually.
Have done that, but no updates downloaded. I have even downloaded and saved the file from Microsoft web site. Ran the file, but no change !


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Joe S

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#4
I tried it on Windows 7 and had problems with it stopping so I dumped it and went to Avast free. MS doesn't do well when tested against commercial products.
Joe
 


gtatler

Active Member
#5
Davehc. Stupid me. The date format was not set for the UK and the first digit on the date display in Defender was 8. I took this to be the day, but in fact it was the month (August). Now corrected to show dd-mmm-yy so there will be no confusion, and Defender is in actual fact up to date with file number 1.203.1837 as of 10th August 2015.


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davehc

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#6
Not so stupid. I live permanently in a country, where I am not 100% familiar with the language. I often have problems sifting through date formats: currency..etc.
 


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