Windows Defender will nags, but no updates?

Posted: 09-20-2008, 05:17 PM
System:
Vista Ultimate, X2 4400+, 3GB DDR RAM, MSI 7125 mainboard, nForce4 chipset.

Recently, Windows Defender has been notifying me that its definitions are
out of date. The problem is that when I attempt to update, it states that
there are no updates available, but the task bar tray nag remains.

I also noticed that the last restart, after post, there was a Registry path
displayed across the screen. I grabbed a camera to capture it, but was too
late. I've not seem this before, but Vista updated itself just before
starting windows, so I assume this could be part of that process and may not
be related.

Any ideas on why Windows Defender thinks its definitions are out of date? I
wonder if some rogue program has disabled it somehow? I'm very careful with
my systems, but this has me scratching my head.

Thanks for any info,
James

Windows Defender will nags, but no updates?


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rrm
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Re: Windows Defender will nags, but no updates?
Posted: 09-21-2008, 09:00 AM
Den 20.09.2008 kl. 19:17 skrev James Colbert <jc2567@bellsouth.net>:
> System:
> Vista Ultimate, X2 4400+, 3GB DDR RAM, MSI 7125 mainboard, nForce4
> chipset.
>
> Recently, Windows Defender has been notifying me that its definitions
> are out of date. The problem is that when I attempt to update, it states
> that there are no updates available, but the task bar tray nag remains.
I have had the same problem. For me it turn out to be that window update
needed an update. For me it did not show up until i manual checked for
updates.
> I also noticed that the last restart, after post, there was a Registry
> path displayed across the screen. I grabbed a camera to capture it, but
> was too late. I've not seem this before, but Vista updated itself just
> before starting windows, so I assume this could be part of that process
> and may not be related.
>
> Any ideas on why Windows Defender thinks its definitions are out of
> date? I wonder if some rogue program has disabled it somehow? I'm very
> careful with my systems, but this has me scratching my head.
>
> Thanks for any info,
> James
James Colbert
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Re: Windows Defender will nags, but no updates?
Posted: 09-22-2008, 05:37 PM
The following response did not show up in my newsgroups. I found it at
vista64.com. I'm sure that it shows for others here, but for those for whom
it does not, I re-quote it below. My response follows the quote:

rrm wrote:
>> I have had the same problem. For me it turn out to be that window update
>> needed an update. For me it did not show up until i manual checked for
>> updates.
Hi rrm,

Thanks for your response. Yes, the first thing I did was a manual update (I
have update set to notify, but not DL or install until I say so), and there
were no updates to be obtained. WD is the only spyware program I use. I
don't really have any others because I've always been careful where I browse
and what I DL. Also, I am behind a corporate firewall and security is fairly
decent. I am the only one who uses this network (with the exception of a
guest now and then) and have not had any issue in 15 years. Still, this
behaviour seems odd and I wonder if I've somehow been infected? Has anyone
heard of WD behaving in this manner?

Thanks,
James


"James Colbert" <jc2567@bellsouth.net> wrote in message
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> System:
> Vista Ultimate, X2 4400+, 3GB DDR RAM, MSI 7125 mainboard, nForce4
> chipset.
>
> Recently, Windows Defender has been notifying me that its definitions are
> out of date. The problem is that when I attempt to update, it states that
> there are no updates available, but the task bar tray nag remains.
>
> I also noticed that the last restart, after post, there was a Registry
> path displayed across the screen. I grabbed a camera to capture it, but
> was too late. I've not seem this before, but Vista updated itself just
> before starting windows, so I assume this could be part of that process
> and may not be related.
>
> Any ideas on why Windows Defender thinks its definitions are out of date?
> I wonder if some rogue program has disabled it somehow? I'm very careful
> with my systems, but this has me scratching my head.
>
> Thanks for any info,
> James
 
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