Windows defender definition updates

bzbox

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Thanks to everyone for their help, I didn't believe that Server 2008 update can be used for Vista, too. Makes me wonder if more security updates after extended support for Vista ended apply on both systems.
 

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Vistauser324

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Thanks to everyone for their help, I didn't believe that Server 2008 update can be used for Vista, too. Makes me wonder if more security updates after extended support for Vista ended apply on both systems.
I believe Vistaar says they do.
 

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Vistaar

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Thanks to everyone for their help, I didn't believe that Server 2008 update can be used for Vista, too. Makes me wonder if more security updates after extended support for Vista ended apply on both systems.
For those who haven't worried about patching their OS for two and a half years, the old antispyware version of Defender strikes me as a rather lame reason to suddenly become interested. I have advised against using Defender for years, notably in the 3-year-old thread Avast Turns Off Defender. I also doubt that definition updates will continue after support for Windows 7 ends on January 14.

According to the text files that Microsoft deliberately includes with Windows updates, virtually all Windows 6.0 updates released in recent years apply to both Windows Vista SP2 and Windows Server 2008 SP2. For example, I just extracted this document using 7-zip:
ApplicabilityInfo="Windows Vista SP2;Windows Server Core SP2;Windows Server 2008 SP2;"
Applies to="Windows 6.0"
Build Date="2019/09/17"
Company="Microsoft Corporation"
File Version="4"
Installation Type="FULL"
Installer Engine="Component Based Servicing - WUSA.exe"
Installer Version="6.0.0.0"
KB Article Number="4474419"
Language="ALL"
Package Type="Security Update"
Processor Architecture="x86"
Product Name="Windows 6.0"
Support Link="http://support.microsoft.com?kbid=4474419"
VistaLover of MSFN has just shown that definitions for Defender can still be installed: Server 2008 Updates on Windows Vista.
 
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Vistauser324

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For those who haven't worried about patching their OS for two and a half years, the old antispyware version of Defender strikes me as a rather lame reason to suddenly become interested. I have advised against using Defender for years, notably in the 3-year-old thread Avast Turns Off Defender. I also doubt that definition updates will continue after support for Windows 7 ends on January 14.

According to the text files that Microsoft deliberately includes with Windows updates, virtually all Windows 6.0 updates released in recent years apply to both Windows Vista SP2 and Windows Server 2008 SP2. For example, I just extracted this document using 7-zip:


VistaLover of MSFN has just shown that definitions for Defender can still be installed: Server 2008 Updates on Windows Vista.
'For those who haven't worried about patching their OS for two and a half years'.

First I want to say thanks for your help and knowledge but Why do you have to be so passive aggressive all the time? It's no skin off your nose if somebody is using an unsupported OS. And I mean this whole forum is about vista, so it is obvious anyone on it hasn't updated their OS! I mean, if people using unsupported OSs annoys you why do you even come here?
 

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Vistaar

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...this whole forum is about vista, so it is obvious anyone on it hasn't updated their OS!
Some people are actually running Vista fully updated to October 2019, but you are correct that not many of them post at this forum.
 

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    NVIDIA GeForce 8500 GT
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