Windows 10: Not getting latest Windows Defender definitions through Windows Update Solved

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  1.    21 Jun 2017 #11

    Windows Update just found and downloaded defintions version 1.245.1162.0 for me. So it seems like Windows Update and updating through Defender itself uses different servers. For some reason WU skipped some defintions.

    shadowblade said: View Post
    the issue for me started monday then tuesday during the day windows update was finding and downloading them but int he evening going into today it started playing up again
    Does Windows Update find a new definition update for you now? Can you update the definitions manually via Defender itself?
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    10 Home x64 (1709) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       21 Jun 2017 #12

    Dencibo said: View Post
    Windows Update just found and downloaded defintions version 1.245.1162.0 for me. So it seems like Windows Update and updating through Defender itself uses different servers...
    Checking in Defender itself just got that definition for me.
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    Windows 10 Home Version 1709
       21 Jun 2017 #13

    Bree said: View Post
    @shadowblade, this tutorial may help...

    Reset Windows Update in Windows 10

    ...though following it will clear your update history.
    done now to play the waiting game since i have all the latest updates. I wasn't recieving any error messages though and i have been getting the definitions correctly via defender and my dad's netbook has the exact problem as well while running 1607.

    (UPDATE) just run update on my dad's netbook without making any changes and it found and installed latest definitions

    (UPDATE 2) just ran update on my desktop and it found and installed the latest definition

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    Last edited by shadowblade; 21 Jun 2017 at 13:17. Reason: updating
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