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Windows 7: Getting Windows Defender updates offered on W7

22 Jan 2015   #1
kenC

Windows 7 Home Premium X64 SP1
 
 
Getting Windows Defender updates offered on W7

Title says it all really. For the last few days I'm being offered updates for Defender which I don't have. I believe Defender started with W8. I let it go ahead the first time thinking it would 'realize' Defender wasn't installed on W7 but it appears to have installed the update anyway !

I get Defender updates on W10 but that's fine.


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22 Jan 2015   #2
richc46

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Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

It will not hurt if you accepted the update. It will not cause any problems and take very little valuable space.You do have Windows Defender, it may be turned off however. Go to search by the start button and type Defender.
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22 Jan 2015   #3
kenC

Windows 7 Home Premium X64 SP1
 
 

Nope - Typing Defender finds nothing. I don't even have MSE - uninstalled it when I got Avast.
Got offered another Defender update tonight - think I'll just ignore them. Went through previous update list and there's no Defender updates mentioned until a few days ago.

Thanks, Rich.
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22 Jan 2015   #4
richc46

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Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

If you set your update to notify. When you see the defender updates, left click and then ignore.
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22 Jan 2015   #5
kenC

Windows 7 Home Premium X64 SP1
 
 

Thanks, Rich - will do
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