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    Default Have to manually update Windows Defender

    I have Windows Defender set for automatic updates, this works for Real-time protection but I often have to manually update Virus and spyware definitions. Is this normal or how can I set them to automatically update.

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    I have noticed this issue on one of my older laptops with low specs. Windows Defender will not update automatically there and I need to update it manually.

    I am sorry but I have yet to find an answer for this issue...

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    Thanks anyway.

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    I thought Windows Defender updates only through Windows Updates; I have my WU set for: notify, let me choose what to download & install.
    Do you have your WU set that way?

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    I have the pop up window for Windows Defender set to ‘turn on real- time protection’.

    The ‘Virus and spyware definitions’ in this window do not always update and I have to manually update them even when they say they have been ‘created 2 days ago’. The reason for this query is a friend never has to update these definitions manually and we are wondering why.

    I get the Windows defender updates automatically thro’ updates.

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