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Windows 7: Is it Normal to have new updates for Windows defender everyday?

02 Mar 2013   #1

Windows 7 Professional
 
 
Is it Normal to have new updates for Windows defender everyday?

I'm not sure if its normal or a software/hardware/driver conflict because I always receive new updates for Windows defender either 2 days - 3 days or a day.

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02 Mar 2013   #2

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Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)
 
 

Perfectly normal - they are the AV and anti-malware definitions, the same as with any other Anti-Virus. There's usually at least two updates released every day - so don't be surprised by that, either.
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02 Mar 2013   #3

Windows 7 ultimate 32
 
 
Defneder Update Multiple per day

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by NoelDP View Post
Perfectly normal - they are the AV and anti-malware definitions, the same as with any other Anti-Virus. There's usually at least two updates released every day - so don't be surprised by that, either.
I would 2nd that. My friend thought they only did it on tuesdays and I had some old memory of hearing that. Then I got this PC and I do a manual update of defender everytime i turn on the computer, and was surprised to find out that yeah, at least twice a day I was getting new defender update.

Rsix
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02 Mar 2013   #4

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Security and Important updates are normally released on the 2nd Tuesday of the month.
Optional and 'recommended' updates are released on the 4th Tuesday.
Both are 'Seattle time' - around 10 a.m. - so I work on the basis of the Wednesday following (being in the UK) for checking/forcing such updates.

MSE has its own schedule, and checks around every 4 hours for updates, and will get around to installing them when it needs to - there is a setting to install updates prior to scans.
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02 Mar 2013   #5

Windows 7 ultimate 32
 
 
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by NoelDP View Post
Security and Important updates are normally released on the 2nd Tuesday of the month.
Optional and 'recommended' updates are released on the 4th Tuesday.
Both are 'Seattle time' - around 10 a.m. - so I work on the basis of the Wednesday following (being in the UK) for checking/forcing such updates.
MSE has its own schedule, and checks around every 4 hours for updates, and will get around to installing them when it needs to - there is a setting to install updates prior to scans.
Hey they don't call you kNow-el for nothing....

MSEssentials every 4 hours,

Security dates 2nd tuesday of month,

Optional MS updates 4th tuesday,

And on every 5th year--- aka on the 7th day --MS created creates a new OS--

I love Windows 7...and I had Virtual XP on my Mac for years.

Rsix
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16 Dec 2013   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium 64
 
 
Limit Microsoft updates

Is there a way to automatically select the update downloads? There are certain ones that are undesirable such as Bing and Siverlight.
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16 Dec 2013   #7

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Bing is an Optional update - therefore has to be picked deliberately, whatever the other settings.
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16 Dec 2013   #8

Win 7 Pro x64 SP1, Win 7 Ult x86 SP1
 
 

You can Hide updates you don't want, and don't want to be offered again.
Unfortunately, the "Hide Bing updates" settings often gets reset, so they show up again later and you have to re-Hide them again, and again, ...
There are many complaints about this "Hide Bing Update" not keeping the Hide setting on the web.

If you're using Windows Defender (or MSE) and don't want "daily" update notifications, you can set up a scheduled task to update the definitions.
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