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Offline wooly1

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Defender update showing after upgrading to 2015.10.2.2215
« on: April 04, 2015, 02:08:52 PM »
I have two identical win 8.1 PC's running Avast Free and updated both to 2015.10.2.2215
Very soon after the update, which went through with no problems at all, both PC's showed a Windows Update to the Defender Service KB2267602 was available.
As I have had Avast installed on both PC's since they were built it seems a bit odd that Windows would want to update Windows Defender which is switched off anyway.
Anyone have any thought on this or have noticed similar ?

Thanks all.

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Re: Defender update showing after upgrading to 2015.10.2.2215
« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2015, 02:31:48 PM »
This is a problem some have with windows 8 (not all)

https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=168923.0

If you uninstall Avast -  do a manual update on the Defender updates - then reinstall Avast the update should go in.

(apparantly MS is updating some part of the  defender program even though it is not being used)
« Last Edit: April 04, 2015, 02:35:24 PM by jwa »

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Re: Defender update showing after upgrading to 2015.10.2.2215
« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2015, 02:58:05 PM »
Thanks for that info, great reply.
Been browsing this forum the last week looking for similar problem - must have missed it completely.
I'll give your solution a go shortly, it makes complete sense :)

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Re: Defender update showing after upgrading to 2015.10.2.2215
« Reply #3 on: April 04, 2015, 03:16:07 PM »
It doesn't mather if Windows Defender is disabled or not.
Microsoft update sees that it is installed and will try to get the latest update(s) for it.