updating Defender defintions
All the instant now my fill in says connection failed, and when I try it again it says up to date. What the heck is going on ?? Never before have I had this problem, I have been using defender for over a year. It is a pain
If that doesn’t help, kill instant a few hours and try again….remember WD normally will autoupdate every 24 hrs as needed.
The behavior you are describing may intermittently occur if there are remnants of a third party program installed. Suggest you run the appropriate software removal tools for any security software (AVG, McAfee, Norton, whatever) that were
ever installed on the computer – be sure to restart the computer after running the gizmo(s). See
of anti-malware product removal tools
I’m not employed by MS and yes, I use WD on my Win 10 computer and have had no problems with the program. But if you’re having recurrent issues with WD please see the following:
You may prefer to install a third party antimalware program (which should disable Windows Defender) and you’ll no longer be concerned with the various issues that occasionally seem to affect Windows Defender on Win 10.
There are a number of practicable free and paid options available – take your pick…
Is Windows Defender The Best For Windows
10? Good article but ignore the ads.