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#1 bassmanwa


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Posted 30 June 2007 - 12:42 AM

I am ahving a problem updating windows defender definitions, I run xp home sp2, have deleted and reinstalled but still get the same problem, I don't know if it will fix it if I update to Internet Explorer 7, but really don't want to install that version, anybody have an idea where I can :thumbsup: start or should I just delete forever???????????

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#2 Alan D

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Posted 30 June 2007 - 08:55 AM

When the update fails, do you get an error code reported? If so, what is it?

There's a Windows Defender newsgroup here:

where, almost certainly, someone will be able to help.
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#3 buddy215


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Posted 30 June 2007 - 02:15 PM

You could use the Windows installer Cleanup Utility to completely remove the program. Then reinstall.

If you want to replace it, I can suggest some free program combinations that I consider better than Defender. Such as Spybot with teatimer enabled, Spyware Blaster and Super Antispyware free for the home user.

I don't think updating to IE7 will help. Using Firefox with NoScript extension is the safest way to go.

Edited by buddy215, 30 June 2007 - 02:19 PM.

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