Defender definition repeatedly installing. Solved

  1.    14 Jul 2018 #1

    Defender definition repeatedly installing.

    Running insider version 17713.1000. The only issue I have is with this Defender definition. It just keeps on installing. Anyone else have this issue?

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  2. Posts : 1,132
    Windows 10 Home x64 and Pro x86
       15 Jul 2018 #2


    You could try installing the latest definitions manually then see if the problem reoccurs

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  3.    15 Jul 2018 #3

    That fixed it. Thanks for your help. I should've known that, gettin old man.

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  4. Posts : 1,132
    Windows 10 Home x64 and Pro x86
       15 Jul 2018 #4


    I used to use the downloadable definitions for convenience sometimes for computers that hardly ever connect to the internet [I was on a very tight monthly internet data allowance for a while so I updated them by downloading in my local library].

    The only time I was really forced to use the downloadable definitions was shortly after I had removed a third-party AV {Bitdefender} [despite having used its specialist removal tool]. Whilst I then found Windows defender updated correctly afterwards, I did eventually discover other strange problems in areas that I decided were evidence of residual effects from that removed AV. I never solved those other problems and eventually performed a complete [clean] reinstallation of Windows 10. I mention this just in case the circumstances are similar.

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  5.    15 Jul 2018 #5

    Been down a similar road before, so much so I crowned myself the "King of clean installs".

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