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Windows Defender updates for hours - never finishes

by 1Chris / July 15, 2014 10:56 AM PDT

So every so often, Windows Defender (Windows 8.1) hounds me to update. It 'updates' for hours and never finishes. What's the deal with this?

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As is typical for Microsoft. Did you manually update?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 15, 2014 11:00 AM PDT
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This is skeery
by 1Chris / July 15, 2014 2:24 PM PDT

I went to MS kb and downloaded mpas-feX64. Double clicked on it and everything disappeared. Not very reassuring.

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 15, 2014 3:30 PM PDT
In reply to: This is skeery

'nuff said. Reboot and try again.

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