Definition updates for Windows Defender no longer show up on history?

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  1. bobjoe's Avatar
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    Definition updates for Windows Defender no longer show up on history?


    Not sure if it's just me, but for some reason, since the Jan 12 patch Tuesday, I no longer see definition updates for Windows Defender on Windows Update's "View your update history" page.


    Anyone else noticing this? I, for one, am happy about this change, since those "Definition Update for Windows Defender - KB2267602" were clogging up the update history page.
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  2. davidhk's Avatar
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    windows 10 Pro ver 20H2 build 19042.867
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    They no longer are listed under View your update history page.
    All installed WD definitions go directly to Windows Defender.
    If you open WD and click Update tab at the top, you'll see the latest definition listed as well as the date and time installed.
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  3. bobjoe's Avatar
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    Windows 10, 8.1, 7, and Vista
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    davidhk said:
    They no longer are listed under View your update history page.
    All installed WD definitions go directly to Windows Defender.
    If you open WD and click Update tab at the top, you'll see the latest definition listed as well as the date and time installed.

    Oh okay, so I guess it isn't just me.

    But is there a reason they changed this?

    Also, am I right in thinking this was only changed recently? I remember quite well seeing Windows Defender updates on Windows Update history list. I am starting to think this was changed on Jan 12 patch Tuesday.
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  4. davidhk's Avatar
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    Yes, it used to be listed under View update history.
    Then MS changed that,
    Did not keep tap on when it was changed.
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  5. bobjoe's Avatar
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    davidhk said:
    Yes, it used to be listed under View update history.
    Then MS changed that,
    Did not keep tap on when it was changed.
    Ok, good to know. I think I will resume using Defender now. COMODO is getting too heavy!
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  6. davidhk's Avatar
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    Since Win 8, I have been using WD as my Real Time Protection and Malwarebytes (free edition) as my On-Demand Protection.
    I run Malwarebytes regularly, say once a week, to make sure clean bill of health.
    I never have security issue since. That's a little less than 3 years ago.

    Anyway, before this thread has gone off topic, and it is extremely easy to happen in Tenforums.com, please mark this thread as Solved.
    Thank you.
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  7. robbie2745's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Home 20H2 19042.928
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    davidhk said:
    They no longer are listed under View your update history page.
    All installed WD definitions go directly to Windows Defender.
    If you open WD and click Update tab at the top, you'll see the latest definition listed as well as the date and time installed.
    They are still showing up for me on my 'View your update history' page. Latest one was this morning.

    I'm using Windows 10 Home Build 10240.
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  8. davidhk's Avatar
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    robbie2745 said:
    They are still showing up for me on my 'View your update history' page. Latest one was this morning.

    I'm using Windows 10 Home Build 10240.
    You Win 10 version is outdated.
    The current Win 10 RTM version is 10586.
    The current Insider Preview version is 11099.
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  9. robbie2745's Avatar
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    davidhk said:
    You Win 10 version is outdated.
    The current Win 10 RTM version is 10586.
    The current Insider Preview version is 11099.
    How do I upgrade to current version? I am a complete newb when it comes to doing things like this.
    I did the free upgrade from 8.1 to 10 back in July 2015 and been with this one since. Didn't think I could do any upgrades unless I signed up for the Insider Preview or RTM which I didn't do or even aware I could sign up for because I only did the free 8.1 to 10 upgrade.
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  10. davidhk's Avatar
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    robbie2745 said:
    How do I upgrade to current version? I am a complete newb when it comes to doing things like this.
    I did the free upgrade from 8.1 to 10 back in July 2015 and been with this one since. Didn't think I could do any upgrades unless I signed up for the Insider Preview or RTM which I didn't do or even aware I could sign up for because I only did the free 8.1 to 10 upgrade.
    As far as I can understand from what you wrote...................
    You are NOT on Insider Preview program
    You are on Windows 10 RTM version 10240.
    BUT, I don't understand why you did not get upgraded 10586 by Windows Update.

    Just to make sure, please do this.......
    Right click at the Start button > click Run > in the box, type winver > click OK.

    The next windows will tell you what Windows 10 you have.
    If you can post a screenshot of that, please do.
    If you cannot, please describe what you see.
    Last edited by davidhk; 19 Jan 2016 at 20:01.
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