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:
>> 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
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?
"James Colbert" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> Vista Ultimate, X2 4400+, 3GB DDR RAM, MSI 7125 mainboard, nForce4
> 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 out of date.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 Any ideas on why Windows Defender thinks its definitions are out of date?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,