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    On windows 8.1 Pro x64 just wondering what’s happened to Windows Defender Updates?
    Haven’t had an update in over 17 hours (as of posting) which, is VERY unusual..



    shows that I’m up to date..
    anyone else?

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    • #1875545

      Weird, huh? The LAST update was 1.297.1128.0. This was created on JULY 14. It was “bumped” twice since then once at 2AM July 15 and again at around 1PM on the 15th.

      I thought my Windows 10 Pro was stuck on the old version and I even switched over to my Windows 8 computer expecting to see a newer version, but it was still showing this older version.

      I update manually every morning on my Windows 10 Pro computer. (Update is via a task every 24 hours on the Windows 8.0 Pro computer). Today, it didn’t check so I waited a bit and tried again and it checked and got the bump but that is NOT a new version. I’ve seen Microsoft employ the “bump” occasionally but not twice in 24 hours).

    • #1875682

      Well, looks like it was updated 24 hrs and 22 mins later SNAFU

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      • #1875985

        I don’t think this is “resolved”. I just tried to update Windows Defender on my Windows 10 Pro machine. It updated THREE TIMES and finally the last update is the “current one” shown here:

        But look at the time! It is 1:11AM here in Hawaii on July 17. That update that I just got is time stamped 10:38 AM July 17.

        That doesn’t make sense as that is in the future even by PDT that Microsoft is on. I’ve never had Defender update three times in a row before either. I updated 12 hours ago so how could there be three new updates in 12 hours and the last one being time stamped hours into the future?


        • #1876002

          I think Windows Defender update times may have been weird for many people for up to the last year:

          (And it doesn’t seem to be caused by their use of UTC/GMT.)

          Windows 10 Defender shows wrong time

          Windows 11 Pro version 22H2 build 22621.1778 + Microsoft 365 + Edge

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          • #1876202

            Thank you for the link to that thread. I never had these problems on 1709. I upgraded to 1803 on April 7. So, the problem exists not only on 1809, as that thread reveals, but also on 1803. Ugh.

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