Windows 10: I cannot update virus definitions in Windows Essentials. Is an update still available?

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  1. I cannot update virus definitions in Windows Essentials. Is an update still available?


    I cannot update virus definitions in windows essentials. Is an update still available?


    * Moved from Windows Live Mail

    * Original title: ESSENTIALS UPDATE

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    JimMcWhorter1, May 7, 2020
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  2. Rhina Vib Win User

    Virus and spyware definitions couldn't be updated.

    Hi Ogunmola,

    There are several possible reasons why you are unable to update your virus and spyware definitions in Windows 10. The most common cause is internet connectivity. If you are online, it can be caused by conflicts with the settings in Windows Internet Explorer.

    For us to better assist you with this concern, we need to ask a few questions:

    • Were there any changes made prior to this issue?
    • Are there issues with the internet connection?
    • Are you getting any error messages? Can you send a screenshot?
    • What troubleshooting steps have you tried so far?

    For steps to help resolve this issue with updating the virus and spyware definitions, you can refer to
    Giridhar J's post on this
    link
    .

    Looking forward to your reply.

    Thank you.
     
    Rhina Vib, May 7, 2020
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  3. NashPand Win User
    windows defender virus definition

    Thanks very much Andrew,

    not sure I follow you. The security scanner you suggested does not indeed find any malicious software on my PC. however this does not solver the issue of windows failing to download the latest virus definition. It still complains about internet connection.
    Also tried to remove Microsoft essentials as lacrumb suggested but it's not listed in my programs for some reason.

    Regards

    Nash
     
    NashPand, May 7, 2020
    #3
  4. I cannot update virus definitions in Windows Essentials. Is an update still available?

    virus and spyware definition

    I followed the steps as suggested, and hence the problem got solved that time. But now again the virus definition is not getting updated. Its showing the same problem again. Any long term solution?
     
    AbhinavSrivastav_790, May 7, 2020
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