Windows 10: Windows Defender Auto Update?

  1.    06 Dec 2015 #1

    Windows Defender Auto Update?


    Did windows defender perform auto update and auto scan daily? Since i noticed it is quite often that the definition is outdated and i need to updated it manually.
    Last edited by janice1234; 06 Dec 2015 at 14:26.
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  2.    07 Dec 2015 #2

    any kind soul can help to answer this question?
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       07 Dec 2015 #3

    As long as automatic windows update is working, windows defender will auto update. It's part of windows update.
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  4.    07 Dec 2015 #4

    NonXtreme said: View Post
    As long as automatic windows update is working, windows defender will auto update. It's part of windows update.
    my windows update is working fine, but the defender is still not auto update the definition.
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       07 Dec 2015 #5

    janice1234 said: View Post
    my windows update is working fine, but the defender is still not auto update the definition.
    If you open WD > click Update tab at top, does the window show the latest update done and on what date and time ?

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       07 Dec 2015 #6

    Do you by chance have your updates set to only notify you & not automatically update/install? If so, then you would have to either set them to automatically update & install, or you would have to manually update defender. I have mine set to notify only & I run a manual update on Defender at least once a day if not more.
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       07 Dec 2015 #7

    janice1234 said: View Post
    my windows update is working fine, but the defender is still not auto update the definition.
    WD does not download or install updates.
    Those are done by Windows Update. Once done, the installed updates go straight to WD.
    See my screenshot above.
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