To Shekhar Saxena - How can we trust Windows Defender if you can't get it right?

For many weeks I have been submitting feedback to let you know the new Windows Defender UI incorrectly shows the same date and time for "Last update" as "Version created on."  Obviously this is incorrect, as there is no way my PC has installed the latest definition update at the very moment the file was created, each and every time, not to mention the fact the last update time does not match what Windows Update correctly says.  Even in Build 15058, which is just a few builds away from the final Creators Update public release, it's still wrong.

Shekhar, as the manager of the Windows Defender project, if you can't see this little detail and/or get it right, how can we possibly trust Windows Defender?  And this is only one of several items posted in Feedback Hub that seem to be ignored.....

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It looks like the version was created at 3:31:18 and that was the time that they did the updates to the definitions.

Your time of 8:37 was when you updated your computer not when you updated their definitions.

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If you either press the windows Key + R (run) or right-click start & run, 

Copy & paste with quotes & click [ok]

"C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe"

it will open the old interface to Defender and show the correct dates in [Update] tab.

The same Defender is in the new interface but the field in Last update is wrongly

pointing to Version creation date, but Defender is still correct & can be trusted.

Please link your Feedback here so we can upvote.

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Max, thank you for that.

Here's the link to my latest feedback.

Here's the link to my feedback on this 2 months ago.

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It looks like the version was created at 3:31:18 and that was the time that they did the updates to the definitions.

Your time of 8:37 was when you updated your computer not when you updated their definitions.

Yes, Lawrence, the time of 8:37 was the time I downloaded and installed the latest definitions, so why is the new UI saying it was done at 3:31:18?  And I don't update their definitions, Microsoft does.  I only update my computer.

Look at the old and new versions side by side after this afternoon's update:

The old one is correct, showing the definitions file created at 10:05 AM, and that it was installed on my PC at 3:05 PM (last update).  The error on the new UI is Last update showing 10:05, the exact same time that the file was created. 

While this is nothing more than a minor annoyance in reality, the mere fact that they haven't noticed and/or corrected this glaring mistake has me losing faith in everything Microsoft is doing with Windows these days.

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Again;  The definitions were created 10:05 and update in the Microsoft file at that time.  You downloaded those same definitions at 3:05 and updated your computer not to the Microsoft file.

No matter when you update your computer you can not update the Microsoft file.

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Lawrence, I'm sorry, but you are completely missing the point.

Created on (date) = date and time Microsoft created the file.

Last Update = date and time installed on my PC.

They should never be the same.  Again, compare the two interfaces.  The old one is displaying the correct information.  The new one is not.

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You missed my point.  The last update shown on the new screen is the time they updated their file not yours.
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You missed my point.  The last update shown on the new screen is the time they updated their file not yours.

Lawrence, what in the world would be the point of displaying the same date and time twice under two different headings?  I regret to say you are 100% wrong on this one.

Now tell me this:  Why doesn't the information on the old and new interfaces in the latest screenshot above match?  Version number matches.  "Created on" date and time matches.  "Last update(d)" does not match.  Can you tell me why?

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Max, thank you for that.

Here's the link to my latest feedback.

Here's the link to my feedback on this 2 months ago.

Thanks I upvoted and added a comment on both.

Hopefully they will action this soon.

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The old one shows when you updated.  The new one does not.

If you check for updates on the new one it shows the new definition date and when updated and they are the same.

I have not seen where a definition was updated without having a new version yet.  Maybe there will be a time where they do not update the version.

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