I keep all of my protections updated, I just do not need windows updates to do that. I don't use IE so no need to update it. I stopped using Windows Defender because I needed protection that did not come with updates. I have never had a virus until I was prepping my laptop for W 10 a couple of months ago. It would not have mattered if I had been using windows updates. It was a bad download site. I got rid of it without asking for help anywhere.
You may as well drop this because I know what I am doing.