ERROR : 0x80072efd

How to solve (0x80072efd)  error wihile updating MS essencial security
 

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Last updated September 15, 2019 Views 83,663 Applies to:
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try this:

Problem: When you try to use Windows Update or update Windows Defender to check for and install updates, you receive one of the following error messages:

Windows Defender error code 0x80072efd
Windows Update error code 80072efd


1. Click the "Start" Button, click "All programs", and click "Accessories". 2. Right-click “Command Prompt” Run as administrator". If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation. 3. Type "netsh winhttp reset proxy" (without quotes) at the command prompt, and press Enter. 4. Try the update again.
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hi
These errors may occur caused by any of the following issues:
  • Applications or processes that interfere with Internet communications
  • Resource issues on your computer
  • High Internet activity
  • Recoverable database errors

see here

You may encounter temporary connection-related errors when you use Windows Update or Microsoft Update to install updates

let me know if this helps
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