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    SOLVED Windows 10 won't update Defender definitions.

    And it was apparently turned on by default. No indication that it turns off Defender, that I can find. Thanks so much for sticking with me on this. If the problem resurfaces, I'll be back. :oops:
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    SOLVED Windows 10 won't update Defender definitions.

    I tried it again a few minutes ago. Looks like success. The second image is to show you what else I did besides what you said I should do. I turned off "Always Register MB in Windows Security Center". The first image is the successful update of definitions.
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    SOLVED Windows 10 won't update Defender definitions.

    My most recent update attempt a few minutes ago:
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    SOLVED Windows 10 won't update Defender definitions.

    Yes. I have rebooted and then manually checked for any updates. None so far. I am "up to date" as usual. I'll keep checking. Thanks for all your help.
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    SOLVED Windows 10 won't update Defender definitions.

    Cool. Now I wait to see if the defs will update. The last one was installed yesterday. 11/21/2020 So, I should have another one tomorrow...maybe.
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    SOLVED Windows 10 won't update Defender definitions.

    Ok. Does this look correct to you?
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    SOLVED Windows 10 won't update Defender definitions.

    Is the Allow List the same as the Exclusions? Because when I try to add these folders, the folder just opens and shows me it's contents.
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    SOLVED Windows 10 won't update Defender definitions.

    I have the Premium version. The trouble is that I think this machine is lying to me. I see that Defender says it is on and no action is needed. It is in my systray with a green check mark on the icon. And when I force an update manually, there is a search-like pause after which it says my...
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    SOLVED Windows 10 won't update Defender definitions.

    I just disabled MB, and Defender updated manually just like it always used to. Good call. Now, I have to somehow discover why this is happening all of a sudden. Thanks very much for your insight.
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    SOLVED Windows 10 won't update Defender definitions.

    I also have Malwarebytes running. They are both in the sys tray. They have never conflicted before. I have been updating Defender for years along with MB. I suppose I suppose I could disable MB and see if Defender will update.
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    SOLVED Windows 10 won't update Defender definitions.

    Hello. My Windows 10 system will not update virus definitions. I have tried triggering an update manually. I have tried to get this to update from the security page. I've tried from a command prompt. I have tried downloading the update and run it manually. All run as administrator. It always...
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