Windows 10: "Virus and spyware definition couldn't be updated" it says. Why is that? And I can't open...

Discus and support "Virus and spyware definition couldn't be updated" it says. Why is that? And I can't open... in AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security to solve the problem; So I just got a laptop and I'm completely clueless about this thing. My connection is good but it won't update that windows defender thingy. I already... Discussion in 'AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security' started by JanelaAj, Aug 3, 2021.

  1. JanelaAj Win User

    "Virus and spyware definition couldn't be updated" it says. Why is that? And I can't open...


    So I just got a laptop and I'm completely clueless about this thing. My connection is good but it won't update that windows defender thingy. I already tried several times but still nothing. And I can't open my store it says try again. How am I supposed to install apps when it is not working? Please do help me, I'm afraid to take action without consulting to experts because I might destroy my laptop. Advance thank you if ever.

    :)
     
    JanelaAj, Aug 3, 2021
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  2. RobbyDuff Win User

    i can`t update my virus and spyware definition

    my anti virus and anti spyware is defender that is what i am running on my computer i am not running any other anti virus or anti spyware program on my computer all i want to know is how can i fix my problem , problem being that i can`t update my virus and
    spyware definition
     
    RobbyDuff, Aug 3, 2021
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  3. 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, Aug 3, 2021
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  4. "Virus and spyware definition couldn't be updated" it says. Why is that? And I can't open...

    Virus and spyware definitions

    I've been trying to update my windows virus and spyware definitions but it keeps on saying "Windows virus and spyware definitions couldn't be updated" Code Error 0x80070002. What is the source of this problem and how can it be resolved?
     
    AkenoSamuels, Aug 3, 2021
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