How to update only Windows Defender? (WU is disabled by ShutUp10)

Discussion in 'Windows 10' started by Rr0, Nov 18, 2019.

  1. Rr0

    Rr0 MDL Member

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    How to update only Windows Defender malware definitions on a PC with disabled Windows Update via O&O ShutUp10?
     
  2. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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  3. Carlos Detweiller

    Carlos Detweiller MDL Spinning Tortoise

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    You really should use Sledgehammer, it installs a special task taking care of Defender updates while still having the WU service disabled.
     
  4. Rr0

    Rr0 MDL Member

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    After running it multiple times all I get is this:
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    Unable to retrieve MS-DEFCON rating from askwoody.com
    
    Disabling update hijackers...
    Creating tasks...
    Disabling windows Update Service...
    
    Windows 10 updates disabled.
    Close window (click "X") if done, or press a key to check for updates...
    
    Is it because of O&O ShutUp10? Firewall settings?
     
  5. pf100

    pf100 MDL Expert

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    Powershell grabs the MS-DEFCON rating and I don't know why you can't get it but it really doesn't matter since you don't care about that anyway.
    If you just close that window and leave it alone it'll update defender every 6 hours.
    You can check the task at, task scheduler library > microsoft > sledgehammer > WDU task.
    ShutUp10 can't stop the task from working.