Windows 10: Windows Defender Virus and Spyware Definitions stuck on ''searching''

Discus and support Windows Defender Virus and Spyware Definitions stuck on ''searching'' in AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security to solve the problem; Hey, so I'm having a problem with Windows Defender. I bought my laptop used about a year ago now and everything was fine until I restarted it once and... Discussion in 'AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security' started by Dyllon Kavanagh, Jun 20, 2019.

  1. Windows Defender Virus and Spyware Definitions stuck on ''searching''


    Hey, so I'm having a problem with Windows Defender.

    I bought my laptop used about a year ago now and everything was fine until I restarted it once and it got stuck in a boot loop and I had to refresh it. Now whenever I try to update virus and spyware definitions in Windows Defender is just says ''connection failed''. Usually I just restart my laptop and Windows Defender begins to update virus and spyware definitions but it just gets stuck on ''searching'' and won't budge past that part at all.

    Does anyone have any ideas how I can fix this?

    :)
     
    Dyllon Kavanagh, Jun 20, 2019
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  2. Virus and spyware definition

    how can I update a windows defender for virus and spyware definition??
     
    EdwinEvans143, Jun 20, 2019
    #2
  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, Jun 20, 2019
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  4. Windows Defender Virus and Spyware Definitions stuck on ''searching''

    Windows Defender - Virus and spyware definitions couldn't be updated

    Windows Defender - Virus and spyware definitions couldn't be update
     
    felix_mujuni, Jun 20, 2019
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