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Windows 7: Does MRT use Windows Defender definitions?

11 Jan 2017   #1

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Does MRT use Windows Defender definitions?

My Windows 7 updates recently started including Windows Defender definitions, even though I do not have Windows Defender enabled. I do use Malicious Software Removal Tool (MRT) occasionally. Does MRT use the Windows Defender definitions, or can I skip the Windows Defender updates without any problem?

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11 Jan 2017   #2

W7 home premium 32bit/W7HP 64bit/w10 tp insider ring

MRST is issued/offered EVERY month, so depending on what your WU updates settings are, it will either run automatically or show up in your optional updates section.
(it is independent of MSE/WD)

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11 Jan 2017   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1

Not as far as I know.

Why do you have Windows Defender disabled?. Do you have a an anti virus program installed & if so which one is it. If you use Microsoft Security Essentials (Microsoft's anti virus program) it will disable Windows Defender & you don't get Defender updates either.
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