Windows Defender Updating Problem

Posted: 08-21-2008, 03:13 AM
A couple of days ago I noticed a windows defender icon in my tray. It has
what appears to be an ! on it. So I clicked it.

It says to check for updates now, so I do. It comes back as no updates
available.

So I go to Windows Update, all my updates there are applied and there are no
new ones available.

So I click the icon for Windows Security Center, it says Defender is running
but out of date, next to it, it says "update now." So I click button and it
looks and comes back saying "no new updates available"

What's going on? Why is the icon in the tray? I'm running a 32bit version of
Home Vista Premium that is not on any network. It's strictly home use.

Is there another reason the Windows Defender Icon is in the tray? I've never
seen it there before.

Windows Defender Updating Problem


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HappyAndyK
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Re: Windows Defender Updating Problem
Posted: 08-21-2008, 03:32 AM

Eric Post;89578 Wrote:
> A couple of days ago I noticed a windows defender icon in my tray. It
> has
> what appears to be an ! on it. So I clicked it.
>
> It says to check for updates now, so I do. It comes back as no updates
> available.
>
> So I go to Windows Update, all my updates there are applied and there
> are no
> new ones available.
>
> So I click the icon for Windows Security Center, it says Defender is
> running
> but out of date, next to it, it says "update now." So I click button
> and it
> looks and comes back saying "no new updates available"
>
> What's going on? Why is the icon in the tray? I'm running a 32bit
> version of
> Home Vista Premium that is not on any network. It's strictly home use.
>
> Is there another reason the Windows Defender Icon is in the tray? I've
> never
> seen it there before.

Please see if any thing here at 'Troubleshooting Windows Defender'
(http://www.winvistaclub.com/t15.html) helps you.


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Richard Urban
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Re: Windows Defender Updating Problem
Posted: 08-21-2008, 04:22 AM
The latest definition version is ver 1.41.563.0

What do you show as your current version?

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"Eric Post" <Eric Post@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:128DB8CC-5257-422E-B636-1DF3E7D608C6@microsoft.com...
>A couple of days ago I noticed a windows defender icon in my tray. It has
> what appears to be an ! on it. So I clicked it.
>
> It says to check for updates now, so I do. It comes back as no updates
> available.
>
> So I go to Windows Update, all my updates there are applied and there are
> no
> new ones available.
>
> So I click the icon for Windows Security Center, it says Defender is
> running
> but out of date, next to it, it says "update now." So I click button and
> it
> looks and comes back saying "no new updates available"
>
> What's going on? Why is the icon in the tray? I'm running a 32bit version
> of
> Home Vista Premium that is not on any network. It's strictly home use.
>
> Is there another reason the Windows Defender Icon is in the tray? I've
> never
> seen it there before.
>
Eric Post
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Re: Windows Defender Updating Problem
Posted: 08-22-2008, 06:40 AM
When I click on the icon it says

1.41.72.0 created on 8/5/2008

"Richard Urban" wrote:
> The latest definition version is ver 1.41.563.0
>
> What do you show as your current version?
>
> --
>
> Richard Urban
> Microsoft MVP
> Windows Desktop Experience
>
>
> "Eric Post" <Eric Post@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:128DB8CC-5257-422E-B636-1DF3E7D608C6@microsoft.com...
> >A couple of days ago I noticed a windows defender icon in my tray. It has
> > what appears to be an ! on it. So I clicked it.
> >
> > It says to check for updates now, so I do. It comes back as no updates
> > available.
> >
> > So I go to Windows Update, all my updates there are applied and there are
> > no
> > new ones available.
> >
> > So I click the icon for Windows Security Center, it says Defender is
> > running
> > but out of date, next to it, it says "update now." So I click button and
> > it
> > looks and comes back saying "no new updates available"
> >
> > What's going on? Why is the icon in the tray? I'm running a 32bit version
> > of
> > Home Vista Premium that is not on any network. It's strictly home use.
> >
> > Is there another reason the Windows Defender Icon is in the tray? I've
> > never
> > seen it there before.
> >
>
>
Baz
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RE: Windows Defender Updating Problem
Posted: 08-22-2008, 07:29 AM
I have exactly the same problem. On the 13 Aug Microsoft issued 9 Updates, 5
of these were security updates. I suspect this is the cause. I have disabled
Defender in Msconfig to get rid of the irritating exclamation mark. Suspect
this issue will probably be fixed in the next batch of updates.

"Eric Post" wrote:
> A couple of days ago I noticed a windows defender icon in my tray. It has
> what appears to be an ! on it. So I clicked it.
>
> It says to check for updates now, so I do. It comes back as no updates
> available.
>
> So I go to Windows Update, all my updates there are applied and there are no
> new ones available.
>
> So I click the icon for Windows Security Center, it says Defender is running
> but out of date, next to it, it says "update now." So I click button and it
> looks and comes back saying "no new updates available"
>
> What's going on? Why is the icon in the tray? I'm running a 32bit version of
> Home Vista Premium that is not on any network. It's strictly home use.
>
> Is there another reason the Windows Defender Icon is in the tray? I've never
> seen it there before.
>
XXP
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RE: Windows Defender Updating Problem
Posted: 08-23-2008, 02:40 PM
Same problem; also started with Mid-August updates. Any clues from Microsoft
would be most welcome.

Another symptom since the updates is that the PC will not reliably awaken
from "sleep".

Tried restoring to date prior to updates but both symptoms persist.

"Eric Post" wrote:
> A couple of days ago I noticed a windows defender icon in my tray. It has
> what appears to be an ! on it. So I clicked it.
>
> It says to check for updates now, so I do. It comes back as no updates
> available.
>
> So I go to Windows Update, all my updates there are applied and there are no
> new ones available.
>
> So I click the icon for Windows Security Center, it says Defender is running
> but out of date, next to it, it says "update now." So I click button and it
> looks and comes back saying "no new updates available"
>
> What's going on? Why is the icon in the tray? I'm running a 32bit version of
> Home Vista Premium that is not on any network. It's strictly home use.
>
> Is there another reason the Windows Defender Icon is in the tray? I've never
> seen it there before.
>
JerryM
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Re: Windows Defender Updating Problem
Posted: 08-23-2008, 05:49 PM
The latest version is 1.41.625.0 as of August 23,

It updates almost every week.

"Eric Post" <EricPost@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:A5F093BD-E47E-43D9-96D7-6C2D0AFC9444@microsoft.com...
> When I click on the icon it says
>
> 1.41.72.0 created on 8/5/2008
>
> "Richard Urban" wrote:
>
>> The latest definition version is ver 1.41.563.0
>>
>> What do you show as your current version?
>>
>> --
>>
>> Richard Urban
>> Microsoft MVP
>> Windows Desktop Experience
>>
>>
>> "Eric Post" <Eric Post@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:128DB8CC-5257-422E-B636-1DF3E7D608C6@microsoft.com...
>> >A couple of days ago I noticed a windows defender icon in my tray. It
>> >has
>> > what appears to be an ! on it. So I clicked it.
>> >
>> > It says to check for updates now, so I do. It comes back as no updates
>> > available.
>> >
>> > So I go to Windows Update, all my updates there are applied and there
>> > are
>> > no
>> > new ones available.
>> >
>> > So I click the icon for Windows Security Center, it says Defender is
>> > running
>> > but out of date, next to it, it says "update now." So I click button
>> > and
>> > it
>> > looks and comes back saying "no new updates available"
>> >
>> > What's going on? Why is the icon in the tray? I'm running a 32bit
>> > version
>> > of
>> > Home Vista Premium that is not on any network. It's strictly home use.
>> >
>> > Is there another reason the Windows Defender Icon is in the tray? I've
>> > never
>> > seen it there before.
>> >
>>
>>
Eric Post
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Re: I FIXED IT
Posted: 08-23-2008, 07:58 PM
I went to Microsoft and downloaded the latest update directly from the site.

Then the Windows Defender Icon and the "!" went away

For some reason the system wouldn't get the updates automatically

But it did take care of the issue once I downloaded the update maually from
the site

"JerryM" wrote:
> The latest version is 1.41.625.0 as of August 23,
>
> It updates almost every week.
>
> "Eric Post" <EricPost@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:A5F093BD-E47E-43D9-96D7-6C2D0AFC9444@microsoft.com...
> > When I click on the icon it says
> >
> > 1.41.72.0 created on 8/5/2008
> >
> > "Richard Urban" wrote:
> >
> >> The latest definition version is ver 1.41.563.0
> >>
> >> What do you show as your current version?
> >>
> >> --
> >>
> >> Richard Urban
> >> Microsoft MVP
> >> Windows Desktop Experience
> >>
> >>
> >> "Eric Post" <Eric Post@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> >> news:128DB8CC-5257-422E-B636-1DF3E7D608C6@microsoft.com...
> >> >A couple of days ago I noticed a windows defender icon in my tray. It
> >> >has
> >> > what appears to be an ! on it. So I clicked it.
> >> >
> >> > It says to check for updates now, so I do. It comes back as no updates
> >> > available.
> >> >
> >> > So I go to Windows Update, all my updates there are applied and there
> >> > are
> >> > no
> >> > new ones available.
> >> >
> >> > So I click the icon for Windows Security Center, it says Defender is
> >> > running
> >> > but out of date, next to it, it says "update now." So I click button
> >> > and
> >> > it
> >> > looks and comes back saying "no new updates available"
> >> >
> >> > What's going on? Why is the icon in the tray? I'm running a 32bit
> >> > version
> >> > of
> >> > Home Vista Premium that is not on any network. It's strictly home use.
> >> >
> >> > Is there another reason the Windows Defender Icon is in the tray? I've
> >> > never
> >> > seen it there before.
> >> >
> >>
> >>
>
 
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