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Windows 7: July 8, 2014 Defender Update Problem?

08 Jul 2014   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
July 8, 2014 Defender Update Problem?

I have Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit on a partition on my Apple iMac. I now can't connect to the internet with Internet Explorer. It shows that I have a good network connection to my router but it now will not connect to the internet. Thankfully I can using my Apple Safari.

I recently reinstalled a new, bigger Windows 7 partition about 3 weeks ago. It had been working just fine until this morning. I installed and registered Winzip 18.0 and then about 30 seconds later I see that Windows 7 did a Defender update. Now after that update I can't connect to the internet. I tried to restore to the Winzip 18 restore point just before the new Windows update but that function doesn't work. I tried to go back to an earlier restore point from two days prior and that too will not restore because of some problem.

I have tried to have Windows diagnose the problem through the Control Panel but that was worthless as it couldn't find the problem. It's suggestions were worthless because they all involved contacting someone over the internet for help.

After several reboots my Internet Explorer just refuses to work. I'm now wondering if MS released a bad Windows 7 Defender update that has somehow screwed up my internet connection. Is anyone else having this problem today? Do I just have to wait and see if MS fixes this problem with a newer update? Of course I'm wondering if my Internet Explorer can't connect to the internet then how can it download a new update?


Eric Larsen

My System SpecsSystem Spec
09 Jul 2014   #2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)/Win10

This sounds to me more like a configuration problem than anything else.
Please open an Elevated Command Prompt and run the following command...


post the output...

Here are some instructions to make life easier :)
1) To open an Elevated Command Prompt Window (the ECP window), click on Start, All Programs, Accessories – then right-click on Command Prompt, and select Run as Administrator. Accept the UAC prompt.
2) To run the commands easier, highlight the block of commands, and right-click on the highlight – select Copy. In the CP Window, click on the black/white icon at top left – select Paste. The commands will run but may not complete the last command, so hit the Enter Key once.
3) To copy the results... click on the Black/White icon in the top left, and select Edit... 'Select All', and hit the Enter key - then use Ctrl+V or r-click+Paste to paste it into your response.

ALSO - in case thre is something to do with updates...

Please follow the Windows Update Posting Instructions and post the requested data
If the file is too large (8MB compressed), remove the older CBSPersist cab files until the final file is below the limit - you can always post them separately after zipping them. (the forum doesn't allow the upload of bare CAB files, for a number of reasons)
My System SpecsSystem Spec

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