Windows 10: Definition Update for Windows Defender fails

Discus and support Definition Update for Windows Defender fails in Windows 10 Updates and Activation to solve the problem; When I run Windows update I am always getting the message below. the Definition number changes as a new definition is released.... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Updates and Activation' started by streetwolf, Apr 2, 2017.

  1. Definition Update for Windows Defender fails


    When I run Windows update I am always getting the message below. the Definition number changes as a new definition is released.

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    There were problems installing some updates, but we'll try again later. If you keep seeing this and want to search the web or contact support for information, this may help:
    Definition Update for Windows Defender - KB2267602 (Definition 1.239.713.0) - Error 0x80070643
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    I started getting the message on Windows 10 AU about 4 days ago. It appears the definitions are being downloaded but the install fails. I decided to install the Windows 10 Creators Update yesterday. I did a clean install. After the initial install I was able to install definitions. However, somewhere along the line it started to fail again. On AU I could update Winders Defender by doing it within Winders Defender itself. Under CU it also fails within Windows Defender, which has been totally revamped, so it looks like no more definition updates for now. It appears I am stuck at KB2267602 (Definition 1.239.603.0)

    Is there a fix for this? Again let me repeat. I had this problem on Windows 10 AU starting about 4 days ago so it's not limited to Windows 10 CU.

    :)
     
    streetwolf, Apr 2, 2017
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  2. Billyls Win User

    Definition Update for Windows Defender - KB2267602 (Definition 1.215.2997.0) Failed

    Failed Update: Definition Update for Windows Defender - KB2267602 (Definition 1.215.2997.0)
     
    Billyls, Apr 2, 2017
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  3. Aoraki Win User
    W10 Definition Update for Windows Defender - KB2267602 (Definition 1.203.2125.0) failed to install

    H'mm -

    The Std Windows Update download process for the Cumulative KB3081438 package was taking a long time - for the 200mb download... so I decided the do the update using the direct link to KB3081438
    - and the update downloaded and installed successfully.

    (Windows 10 Patch KB3081438 offline installer )

    However Windows Defender Updates in the Std Windows Update continue to fail, yet the updates within Windows Defender - work normally - screen shot below shows both (Windows Update and Windows Defender
    Update History)

    Definition Update for Windows Defender - KB2267602 (Definition 1.203.2420.0) Failed to Install

    Definition Update for Windows Defender - KB2267602 (Definition 1.203.2410.0) Failed to install

    Imgur

    H'mm
     
    Aoraki, Apr 2, 2017
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  4. Peter B Win User

    Definition Update for Windows Defender fails

    Just to say, I've been experiencing the exact same thing since the latter half of last week.

    (I've tried the Windows Update troubleshooter, but no change).
     
    Peter B, Apr 2, 2017
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  5. I found this site that shows you how to update the definitions manually. It did update my defs to the latest version. I think I might have rebooted after I ran the program. Hopefully this fixed the problem but I have my doubts.

    http://www.thewindowsclub.com/update...ally-windows-8
     
    streetwolf, Apr 2, 2017
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  6. storageman, Apr 2, 2017
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  7. Thanks. I'll do any posting over there.
     
    streetwolf, Apr 2, 2017
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  8. lvgandhi Win User

    Definition Update for Windows Defender fails

    I also got that error. Now I update from windows defender and then try windows update. Now I don't get error as defender is updated.
     
    lvgandhi, Apr 3, 2017
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  9. Brink
    Brink New Member
    Brink, Apr 3, 2017
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  10. jyim89 Win User
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