Windows Defender stopped updating

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by ultimate_live, Aug 10, 2013.

  1. ultimate_live

    ultimate_live MDL Addicted

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    Hi.
    I have a Desktop and Notebook with Windows 8.1 installed. Both with original license.

    Until August 6th, Windows Defender was updating their antivirus definitions. But, since that day it stopped updating.
    I tried WU and Windows defender but both doesn´t show any updates. Even manual updates downloaded from the Microsoft Website don´t install. It stopped updating with definition version: 1.155.1620.0.

    I didn´t use my notebook since August 4th.Today I updated my virus definitions and they were only updated to definition 1.155.1620.0.
    Since then, No more updates. But using Microsoft Security Essentials is updating normally.
    Can someone confirm if the virus definitions really stopped on August 6th?
    Here in Brazil I asked a friend who is also using Windows 8.1, and with him it stooped udating August 6th.
     
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  2. cheer

    cheer MDL Novice

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    YES. Same situation with me too. I am in Thailand. Could anybody tell us why this sudden development?
     
  3. pisthai

    pisthai Imperfect Human

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    I've disabled Defender so, no problem for me(!) in Thailand!

    Serious, I didn't use any AV Apps on my Home Computer but I use Smoothwall Express Firewall which is deeply configured. I hadn't had any Virus Problems on my Home since I use that configuration a few years. If I think I need to check, I download the latest version of Cure IT from Freedrweb.com and use that, which has found not more that 10 Trojans and Downloaders over those few years!
     
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  4. pisthai

    pisthai Imperfect Human

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    I just checked on my Laptop where Defender is still running on Windows 8.1.

    Latest Update were 3 days ago, Database Virus and Definition version: 1.155.1620.0

    While check and click Update, the slider starts going to right app. 10% and than jumps back to main screen of Update.

    I'm connected to TRUE with Cable Modem.
     
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  5. Carlos Detweiller

    Carlos Detweiller MDL Spinning Tortoise

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  6. Misaki2010

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  7. eydee

    eydee Guest

    Or maybe finally have some reason and remove it for 8.1 RTM.
     
  8. lz_hui

    lz_hui MDL Novice

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    i have same question, how can i fix it?:eek:
     
  9. pisthai

    pisthai Imperfect Human

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    Use to manual download the updates from the links given by Carlos Detweiler above!
     
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  10. OldMX

    OldMX MDL Senior Member

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    Not a single problem here, perhaps you guys got hit by a zero-day virus or something?

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  11. Carlos Detweiller

    Carlos Detweiller MDL Spinning Tortoise

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    MS have many different mirrors, usually there's only problems for parts of the world.
     
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  12. lz_hui

    lz_hui MDL Novice

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    Absolutely impossible got hit by virus, Microsoft's problem is certainly.:mad:
     
  13. BAV0

    BAV0 MDL Expert

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    I never experienced this myself, but I heard of a similar problem in 9385, I have a little tool that fixes it for 9385, but I have no idea whether it will work in the Preview, I'll contact the developer to find out more, stay tuned! :animatedwink:
     
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  14. ultimate_live

    ultimate_live MDL Addicted

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    Manually updates work. I hope they solve it soon.
     
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  15. BAV0

    BAV0 MDL Expert

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  16. Windows user

    Windows user MDL Senior Member

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    Guys,just use the Avast free antivirus...it's great,light on the resources & a lot better in protecting your PC than Windows Defender & it works perfectly with Windows 8 now :D
     
  17. PaulDesmond

    PaulDesmond MDL Magnet

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    #17 PaulDesmond, Aug 10, 2013
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    off topic buddy. This is no answer to the problem mentioned above :p
     
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  18. ultimate_live

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  19. eydee

    eydee Guest

    Is this yahoo answers or a discussion forum?
     
  20. Carlos Detweiller

    Carlos Detweiller MDL Spinning Tortoise

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    I could update to 1.155.1975.0 - seems to work again?
     
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