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:
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Hi,

You may encounter temporary connection-related errors when you use Windows Update or
Microsoft Update to install updates
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/836941

More here :

Try this as it is same for SP1 and SP2
http://www.walkernews.net/2009/05/14/how-to-fix-windows-update-error-80072efd-in-vista-sp1/

and here :

http://trevinchow.com/blog/2006/08/09/windows-update-and-error-0x80072efd/

And here

Windows Update error 80072efd
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-vista/Windows-Update-error-80072efd

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How to manually download the latest definition updates for Windows Defender
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/923159/

Malware Protection Center - Get the latest definitions
https://www.microsoft.com/security/portal/Definitions/ADL.aspx?wa=wsignin1.0

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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