Windows Defender won't update

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I cant get my windows defender to update.

 
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Last updated July 11, 2018 Views 1,159 Applies to:
my windows10 problem 

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See Troubleshoot Windows Defender Update Issues in Windows 10

 

And/Or

 

See the Answer of quietman7 - MVP  in https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/protect/forum/protect_defender-protect_updating/windowsdefender-wont-turn-on/c502c63f-2ffe-4cfd-8b6b-bdfd086cfae0

 

If the issue continues you may want to follow the steps in Problems starting Windows Defender in Windows 8/8.1/10

 

If you can't get this problem resolved suggest you post back in this thread and provide additional information.

 

OR

 

You may prefer to install a third party antimalware program (which should disable Windows Defender).

 

There are a number of viable free and paid options available – take your pick.

 

Choosing an Anti-Virus Program
 

Is Windows Defender The Best For Windows 10?  Good article but ignore the ads.

 

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows/antivirus-partners#AVtabs=win10

 

Regards…

 

http://blog.emsisoft.com/2015/01/27/top-10-ways-pups-sneak-onto-your-computer-and-how-to-avoid-them/

 

 

MVP Consumer Security 2014-2016
Windows Insider MVP 2016-2018

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Windows Defender is one of the best.No doubt.

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