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    Windows Defender Update

    An updated version of Windows Defender has been released (version 1593)

    The download page states if you have version 1592 you must manually uninstall it first before installing this version.

    I had a quick search for what's new in this version but only found the standard answer "This release includes enhanced features that reflect ongoing input from customers, as well as Microsoft

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    Re: Windows Defender Update

    I found when trying to update Defender on my wife's PC that I was prompted to uninstall the previous version and to exit the installer. I had a miserable time trying to uninstall the previous version; the uninstall routine would stall. It couldn't be uninstalled in Safe Mode either. So, I finally succeeded by first opening Defender and then using the "Exit" option and then ending all associated processes via Task Manager. Then it uninstalled quickly as expected. Installation of the new updated version went without incident as did the initial scan and update of Definition files. This is the one and only time I've had any kind of issue with Windows Defender. <img src=/S/shrug.gif border=0 alt=shrug width=39 height=15>

    Jeff
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