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Windows Defender will nags, but no updates?

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Old 09-20-2008
James Colbert
 

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Windows Defender will nags, but no updates?
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out of date.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Any ideas on why Windows Defender thinks its definitions are out of date?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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Old 09-21-2008
rrm
 

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Re: Windows Defender will nags, but no updates?
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 are out of date.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


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Old 09-22-2008
James Colbert
 

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Re: Windows Defender will nags, but no updates?
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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