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Offline wonderwrench

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Re: AIS 5 vs. Windows Defender (Win7)
« Reply #30 on: April 04, 2010, 06:40:52 PM »
Are you running the latest 64-bit Windows Defender ???

What I see in About Windows Defender available in Help options:
Client Version:  6.1.7600.16385
Engine Version: 1.1.5605.0
Antispyware definitions: 1.79.1151.0

Latest definitions available from Microsoft:  
http://www.microsoft.com/security/portal/Definitions/ADL.aspx

I have the same client and engine versions though my definitions are not as up to date as yours. Is the link you posted for beta definitions because if I check for updates through WD it says I'm up to date. My definitions are 1.79.953.0 dated 4/1/10. I downloaded the 64 bit update and I received an error when trying to install it. It said to check to see which version of Defender is on my PC. I'm running Windows 7 Ult 64 bit. I would think Defender would be 64 bit by default?
« Last Edit: April 04, 2010, 06:50:23 PM by wonderwrench »
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Re: AIS 5 vs. Windows Defender (Win7)
« Reply #31 on: April 05, 2010, 12:23:57 AM »
@ wonderwrench

Download the mpas-fex64.exe file then right click and select Run as administrator.

Currently:
Client Version:  6.1.7600.16385
Engine Version: 1.1.5605.0
Antispyware definitions: 1.79.1168.0
 

Offline wonderwrench

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Re: AIS 5 vs. Windows Defender (Win7)
« Reply #32 on: April 05, 2010, 06:39:17 AM »
@ wonderwrench

Download the mpas-fex64.exe file then right click and select Run as administrator.

Currently:
Client Version:  6.1.7600.16385
Engine Version: 1.1.5605.0
Antispyware definitions: 1.79.1168.0
 
Duh! I feel dumb now. I should have known. Works fine when you do it the correct way. So I take it that using this method gets you the latest definitions before they are available via windows update or the WD gui.
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YoKenny

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Re: AIS 5 vs. Windows Defender (Win7)
« Reply #33 on: April 05, 2010, 12:03:12 PM »
@ wonderwrench

Download the mpas-fex64.exe file then right click and select Run as administrator.

Currently:
Client Version:  6.1.7600.16385
Engine Version: 1.1.5605.0
Antispyware definitions: 1.79.1168.0
 
Duh! I feel dumb now. I should have known. Works fine when you do it the correct way. So I take it that using this method gets you the latest definitions before they are available via windows update or the WD gui.
Don't feel dumb as it took me a long time to figure out why the Antispyware definitions: never matched the definitions on the portal.

Windows Update reports:
Definition Update for Windows Defender - KB915597 (Definition 1.79.953.0)
Installation date: ‎4/‎2/‎2010 12:30 AM
Installation status: Successful

From Instructions
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Install the latest Windows Defender definition updates for computers running x64-based versions of Windows

Download and install definition updates for Windows Defender on computers running x64-based versions of Windows.
http://www.microsoft.com/security/portal/Definitions/HowToWD.aspx
« Last Edit: April 05, 2010, 12:04:48 PM by YoKenny »