About Windows Defender Update :)

Discussion in 'Windows 10' started by nrt, Jul 31, 2015.

  1. nrt

    nrt MDL Novice

    Apr 7, 2013
    Hi, I'm currently running Windows Defender as my Antivirus, I'm running Win 10, Enterprise. If I turn off windows update, do I get Windows Defender Definitions automatically? or how would I configure to get definitions automatically, by turning off Windows Updates .. Thank You.
  2. hceeler

    hceeler MDL Member

    Aug 21, 2008
    as far as i know, you can't select updates from Windows Updates (even on LTSB as i read on other threads), and that's the way Defender updates its definitions, so unless there's a way to manually download definitions and install them, i don't think it's possible atm
  3. odiebugs1

    odiebugs1 MDL Expert

    Jul 30, 2015
    #3 odiebugs1, Jul 31, 2015
    Last edited: Jul 31, 2015
    I don't think there's a way to get them. if you have the newest drivers from all your hardware MFG's you won't have to worry about win updating them. If it's security or fixes, wait and see if one of the IT people here know of a way.

    P.S. If you DL software, games, and worry about them, then don't even use defender, as it's the worst. Get one of these free AV, Bit defender, Avira, Avast.
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