How come MSE / Windows Defender download the updates using Windows updates on win8.1?

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by ian82, Sep 11, 2013.

  1. ian82

    ian82 MDL Expert

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    I am baffled! :mad: virus signature updates cannot happen in the background and instead, every few hours, I get a notification from Windows update that there are definition updates! how come half the world use this crappy AV and it can't even update signatures silently?

    I tried it at work also on my Win 7 computer (so it was MSE here) and same exact thing
     
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  2. Albert_DK

    Albert_DK MDL Novice

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    As I recall it's the same thing on Windows 8.0. So I've set up a scheduled task to auto-update Defender once every hour, to avoid WU to bug me...
     
  3. Lacius

    Lacius MDL Junior Member

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    It sounds like you turned off auto-updates. In Windows Update, it has to be set to "Install updates automatically (recommended)" in order to receive silent virus signature updates (since it's through Windows Update).
     
  4. ian82

    ian82 MDL Expert

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