Unable to search for update help.

GradeAbra

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Hi,

I would like to know how come every time when i search for update. There is no ending to it? When i tried to update my window defender, the update just won't start or even end..

Whats wrong actually?
 

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townsbg

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Vistaar

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There have been reports that manually downloading and installing this is a solution: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=51871.

I wonder how far behind you are on Windows Updates? There will be more updates on Tuesday, so good luck catching up. Since you are trying to update Windows Defender, I assume that Microsoft Security Essentials is not installed, is that correct?
 

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GradeAbra

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There have been reports that manually downloading and installing this is a solution: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=51871.

I wonder how far behind you are on Windows Updates? There will be more updates on Tuesday, so good luck catching up. Since you are trying to update Windows Defender, I assume that Microsoft Security Essentials is not installed, is that correct?

I am using other virus protection so i normally turn off window defender.

Up till now i am still not able to search for updates. Is this normal? Should i download it manually from the above link?
 

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Vistaar

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Yes, try manually installing KB3145739 today. The problem will only get worse tomorrow. See the final pages of the link provided by townsbg for further explanation.

I only asked about Microsoft Security Essentials because many MSE users running Vista had serious issues with a February MSE update.
 

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