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Windows 7: defender auto update

27 May 2011   #1
baccini

windows 7 64bit sp1
 
 
defender auto update

Hello. is it possible to set windows defender to auto update without having auto updates turn on, i have microsoft update set to ask me first but would like to allow defender to update without asking hope that make some sense to someone


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27 May 2011   #2
JMH

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.
 
 

Hello baccini,
Your question is ambivalent.... to this one. I don't use Defender.
{The purpose of having an auto update facility turned on is to allow a program to do just that.}

I would suggest you consider an alternative to Defender.

Two free programs for you to check out & choose one from { if you are so inclined} are SuperAntiSpyware & Malwarebytes.
Both work happily with Win 7.



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27 May 2011   #3
pjd

Win 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by baccini View Post
Hello. is it possible to set windows defender to auto update without having auto updates turn on, i have microsoft update set to ask me first but would like to allow defender to update without asking hope that make some sense to someone
It makes perfect sense to me baccini.

However with MS Update you can't selectively tell it which apps it should auto-update and which ones it should ask you about.
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28 May 2011   #4
Borg 386

Win 7 32 Home Premium, Win 7 64 Pro, Win 8.1, Win 10
 
 

You may want to consider MSE. If you update to MSE, it will combine both defender functions with an AV. MSE is updated 3X a day and if you set your Windows updates to auto install, it will update this. Also, you can manually hit the update button on MSE to make sure you have the latest updates....
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28 May 2011   #5
baccini

windows 7 64bit sp1
 
 

Ok thanks for the advice I run Defender and avast and happy with these but will keep your advice for the future cheers
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