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Windows 7: How to download new WinDefender definitions on demand?

22 Sep 2010   #1

win7pro 64bit
How to download new WinDefender definitions on demand?

Currently my Windows Defender downloads updates automatically.

How can I download definitions updates ONLY on demand?
I found no button "Download defintions" now.


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22 Sep 2010   #2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86

1) Click Start, All Programs and open Defender. On the Defender screen click Tools, then click Options. In the Options list uncheck the "Check for Updated Definitions Before Scanning" box. Click save.

To disable any windows notification, go to Control Panel, go to Security and then click Security Center. In the Windows Security Center screen click Change the way Security Center alerts me and select your desired preference.

2) To manually download definition files for Defender, see this page.

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