RE: problem with Windows Defender Error Code 0x80072efd.

I am trying to update my Windows Defender and I keep getting the error message 'Code 0x80072efd.'  Any ideas?  Oh, and it says "The program can't check for definition updates."

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Last updated January 28, 2019 Views 3,907 Applies to:

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

More here :

Try this as it is same for SP1 and SP2

and here :

And here

Windows Update error 80072efd


How to manually download the latest definition updates for Windows Defender

Malware Protection Center - Get the latest definitions

Hope this helps.

Hope this helps.

Rob - Bicycle - Mark Twain said it right.
Rob Brown - Microsoft MVP - Windows and Devices for IT 2010 - current
Windows Insider MVP 2016 - current

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