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Can not hide the definition update for windows defender on windows 7.


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#1 titan1

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Posted 24 February 2015 - 08:15 PM

Yesterday I uninstalled MSE and installed ESET NOD 32 v8.Everything is going good.But the problem is windows update pops up and says new updates are available.And it shows a 24.7 MB update for windows defender.Windows defender is turned off on my machine.I myself turned it off.Action center is saying that antivirus and antispyware protection is getting covered by eset.Then why the update for windows defender is popping up?Everytime I hide it and after a few time it comes back.The Windows update setting is set to ask me when updates are available.I am on windows 7 32 bit os.With 2GB RAM and core i3 2nd processor.Along with 500GB HDD.

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Posted 24 February 2015 - 08:32 PM

Hello there,

Windows Defender will automatically update regardless of whether you have another AV active or not - I have Emsisoft Internet Security, and Windows Defender is still up to date.

My suggestion is to let it update, since there is no harm in doing so :)

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Posted 24 February 2015 - 09:17 PM

In addition to what Alex said, Windows Defender under Windows 7 is more of an "Antimalware" than anything else. Look at it like if it was Malwarebytes. You can still use Malwarebytes, or any other Antimalware while you have an Antivirus product installed, right? It's the same for Windows Defender. You can even ask it to run scans without any problems if you wish and it'll work just fine. You'll also notice that it'll receive updates from the Windows Updates as well. You should let it update whenever it needs, it can come in handy one day and a bit more of security never hurt doesn't it? :)

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Posted 24 February 2015 - 09:18 PM

The only way to stop notification of updates is to completely turn Windows Defender off...that includes stopping and disabling its service.

Microsoft Instructions for Windows 7:Non-Microsoft Instructions with screen shots for Windows 7:Since doing that on my 3 Windows 7 machines, I have never been offered an update.
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Posted 24 February 2015 - 09:48 PM

Thank you all for your kind response.
Then I will update defender.But if I turn the windows update off,then I will have to check for updates every second tuesday of month.right?

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Posted 24 February 2015 - 09:51 PM

Yes, more or less, depending on which timezone you live in. Also, you wouldn't get automatic critital updates for when an exploit needs to be patched. I suggest you to leave your Windows Updates turned on as they are right now, they don't do any harm and won't cause you any trouble, they can only help you.

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Posted 24 February 2015 - 09:55 PM

It's best to leave Windows Update on, as sometimes Microsoft releases hotfixes for critical vulnerabilities outside of "Patch Tuesdays". Not applying them in time can leave your system open to infections.

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Posted 24 February 2015 - 09:57 PM

Then I will update defender.But if I turn the windows update off,then I will have to check for updates every second tuesday of month.right?

If you follow my directions there is no need to turn Windows Update off. You have Malwarebytes and HitmanPro so you can completely disable and turn Windows Defender off.
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Posted 24 February 2015 - 10:18 PM

Ok then I will leave windows updates on.But how do I completely disable windows defender?It is already turned off.

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Posted 24 February 2015 - 10:26 PM

Did you stop & disable the service?
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Posted 24 February 2015 - 10:33 PM

The links I provided include instructions for doing that...here is another...How to Start or Disable Services in Windows 7

You just go to Control panel > Administrative tools > Services and scroll through the list for Windows Defender. Right-click on it, select properties, click the “Stop” button to stop the service if running and change the Startup type to "Disabled". When finished restart your computer.
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Posted 24 February 2015 - 10:34 PM

Ok thanks.I will try this today.If I face any problem I will post here.

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Posted 24 February 2015 - 10:35 PM

No problem.
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Posted 25 February 2015 - 12:11 AM

Done.Windows Defender was set to delayed automatic start.And the process was stopped.I disabled the service start up. :bananas:


Edited by titan1, 25 February 2015 - 12:11 AM.


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Posted 25 February 2015 - 06:12 AM

Then you should be good to go.
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