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This just isn't true of Defender at
all! I started my machine at 9:57 AM this morning and it got
updates to Defender. I just checked a few minutes ago, and it got
a definition update again and it said that update was created at
10:32 AM. So I was running an out of date definition database for
many hours today. This is a real problem and needs to be
addressed by Microsoft.
On 11/19/2016 2:47 PM, enes sarıbaş wrote:
The antivirus I use, avira, has an automatic task to check for
updates every 2 hours.
On 11/19/2016 8:48 PM, Brian Vogel
On Sat, Nov 19, 2016 at 08:00 am, Roger Stewart
Only caution I'd give is to do a manual check for
updates several times a day as their virus database is updated
several times a day but the program will only check itself
once when you start the computer.
I have not found this to be the case under Windows 10. If
you open Windows Defender you can see when the last virus
definition update has taken place, and that's often very
recent even when I've had my machine up and running for days.
This also wasn't the case, at least if I'm recalling
correctly, under Windows 8.1 either. It would make absolutely
no sense for any modern antivirus program, and Windows
Defender is one, to not auto-update its own definitions and,
in fact, itself as new releases are released.
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