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Re: Windows Defender - unable to complete the update

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Old 02-29-2008
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Re: Windows Defender - unable to complete the update
I enjoyed your review

"Dwight Falin" wrote:

> I was having trouble installing the updates for Windows Defender. I tryed
> that msiexec command and it worked like a charm. I was able to install the
> new updates.
>
> "Carey Frisch [MVP]" wrote:
>
> > Try this workaround:
> >
> > 1. Remove the current signature file. To do this, click Start, click Run, type
> > Msiexec /x {A5CC2A09-E9D3-49EC-923D-03874BBD4C2C}
> > and then click OK.
> > 2. Open Windows Defender. To do this, click Start, click Programs,
> > and then click Windows Defender.
> > 3. Check for new definitions. To do this, click the Help options arrow next
> > to the Windows Defender Help icon, click About Windows Defender, and
> > then click Check for Updates.
> >
> > "Windows Defender definitions haven't been updated"
> > http://support.microsoft.com/Default.aspx?kbid=915105
> >
> > --
> > Carey Frisch
> > Microsoft MVP
> > Windows - Shell/User
> > Microsoft Community Newsgroups
> > news://msnews.microsoft.com/
> >
> > ---------------------------------------------------------------------------┬*----------------
> >
> > "Enoch Root" wrote:
> >
> > | Glad I'm not the only one. I've been getting the same thing. It's also been
> > | trying to update automatically for several days and failed. If you try via
> > | Windows Update, critical updates then it downloads but also fails to install.
> > | It says the problem occurs after you uninstall and try to reinstall Windows
> > | Defender, but I have never done either, and I upgraded from Microsoft
> > | Antispyware, so have been using it for a year. There is definately a bug at
> > | microsoft's end.
> >
> >

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