Disable third party antivirus when updating ?


  1. Posts : 50
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    Disable third party antivirus when updating ?


    Hello,
    I have a couple of Windows 10 machines and understand an updated version 21H2 is due very soon.
    I use Kaspersky Security Cloud free on one of them and wondered if this should be disabled when updating. With the usual monthly updates I keep Kaspersky running.
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  2. Berton's Avatar
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    Win10 Pro Versions 2004 and 2009/20H2, Win10 Pro IP_Dev, Win10 Home 1909
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    Got a new Notebook Friday, came with Win10, during setup it was updated to Version 21H1 Build 19043.1288. Then I checked again and got Win11 Version 21H2 Build 23000.258.

    I also removed all the included free? McAfee security and updated Windows Defender, haven't had any issues with it on all my machines.
    Last edited by Berton; 17 Oct 2021 at 22:19. Reason: Corrected typo
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    mike888 said:
    With the usual monthly updates I keep Kaspersky running.
    21H2 update is not a cosmic one, only the build number gets changed. Do the same if you're not disabling Defender in Gpedit. If Defender is OFF, you'll get security intelligence updates by turning Kaspersky OFF. This is not what we look for when disabling Defender.

    You may also try the cab file (KB5003791) to force 21H2 now.

    See post #47:

    KB5005611 Windows 10 2004 19041.1266, 20H2 19042.1266, 21H1 19043.1266
    See the short list of new features there:

    Microsoft introduces the next feature update to Windows 10: 21H2

    NB: Defender is always OFF here and there are no traces of security intelligence updates in WU history nor anywhere else. We get Tuesday's patch manually from MS catalog.
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  4. Phone Man's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro 21H1 64 bit
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    On my 3 systems I have Norton 360 and Malwarebytes Premium running always and never had a problem with updates.

    Jim
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    Thread Starter
       #5

    I'll probably keep Kaspersky on whilst doing the update. I will do a backup beforehand.
    I originally started off with version 1909 and wanted to wait as long as possible before updating to another version, but when version 21H1 came I had to do so. Although the machine said I had updated successfully I was missing several intermediate updates, "servicing stack" or something similar. In the end I did a clean instal of 21H1 via USB with no apparent issues. This all occurred soon after the release of 21H1.
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  6. Ghot's Avatar
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    Win 10 Home 10.0.19044.1387 (x64) [21H2]
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    mike888 said:
    I'll probably keep Kaspersky on whilst doing the update. I will do a backup beforehand.
    I originally started off with version 1909 and wanted to wait as long as possible before updating to another version, but when version 21H1 came I had to do so. Although the machine said I had updated successfully I was missing several intermediate updates, "servicing stack" or something similar. In the end I did a clean instal of 21H1 via USB with no apparent issues. This all occurred soon after the release of 21H1.


    Those "servicing stack" updates are necessary. They are updates to the updater.
    If you skip too many of those, then when you do decide to update, you won't be able to.

    As long as you use backup software, you'll be fine just taking the updates when MS releases them.
    Most of the regulars on here, just make a new full OS image backup, right before patch Tuesday.
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