Microsoft released update for Windows Defender in Vista

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Security' started by Donna Buenaventura, Apr 10, 2007.

  1. An update is available for Windows Defender on Windows Vista

    An update for Windows Defender on Windows Vista has been released. The
    update corrects a problem in the functionality of Windows Defender malware
    sample submission. This update applies only to Windows Defender version
    1.1.1505.0 on Windows Vista. This problem does not occur in Windows Defender
    version 1.1.1592.0. This problem also does not occur in later versions of
    Windows Defender on Windows XP.

    Donna Buenaventura
    Windows Security MVP
    Donna Buenaventura, Apr 10, 2007
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    Hugh Jass Guest

    Of course this update will come automatically through the Windows Update
    Hugh Jass, Apr 10, 2007
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    Btz Guest

    I am trying to install update on Outlook 2003 and it states an error has
    while trying to download the "update". I do not know what to do ??
    Btz, Apr 11, 2007
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    smcnames Guest

    Yes, I heard. But, where can I download it. Microsoft Update does not offer
    it (to my machine)?

    Manual updates from Defender itself cannot be done anymore (error code:


    smcnames, Apr 18, 2007
  5. Are you logged on with administrator priviledges?
    Frank Saunders, MS-MVP OE/WM, Apr 18, 2007
  6. I discovered that my Defender was turned off. When I turned it on, it
    needed any update. Upon trying to update the same error code 0x80240029 was
    displayed. I opened IE as an administrator and went to, but there is no upgrade linkage
    there. You can't install the Defender anew because it is part of Vista.
    So, now I have a crippled Defender. Is there a doctor in the house? My
    Defender is version 1.1.1505.0.
    William Beard, Apr 27, 2007
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    PA Bear Guest

    Excessive crossposting eliminated.

    Is OneCare installed, William?

    Microsoft has established separate newsgroups for Windows Defender support
    and comments. This is not one of them.

    ~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
    MS MVP-Windows (IE, OE, Security, Shell/User)
    AumHa VSOP & Admin;

    PA Bear, Apr 27, 2007
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    Rock Guest

    <crossposting removed>


    Error message when you try to update Windows Defender on a Windows
    Vista-based computer: "Error found: Code 0x80240029"
    Rock, Apr 28, 2007
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    mrjb Guest

    I have tried downloading this file but I get a message from Vista saying
    "this update does not apply to your system. I have double checked that my
    windows defender IS the corrupt version, no 1.1.1505.0 Do you have any
    mrjb, May 28, 2007
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    PA Bear Guest

    Is OneCare installed?
    PA Bear, May 28, 2007
  11. Are you sure that you downloaded the version for Vista, rather than XP?
    Robin Walker [MVP], May 28, 2007
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    mrjb Guest

    Windows Defender came with Vista when I got the computer. I haven't
    downloaded it from the net.
    mrjb, May 29, 2007
  13. Donna Buenaventura

    mrjb Guest

    Almost certain there's no program called "OneCare" on the computer. Sorry
    mrjb, May 29, 2007
  14. I don't understand - as quoted below you specifically said "I have tried
    downloading this file". So, the question is, did you try downloading the
    correct version of the file? What version of Vista are you running?
    32-bit? 64-bit?
    Robin Walker [MVP], May 29, 2007
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    mrjb Guest

    I have 32-bit Vista. I've tried downloading the update from the microsoft
    website via the links somewhere in this forum, the update that supposedly
    removes the problem. But this is the download or "update" for windows
    defender that supposedly does not apply to my system. I have Defender, just
    the"corrupted" version, and i've tried downloading the update to fix it, but
    my computer won't let me. Hope this clears up any uncertainty.
    mrjb, May 29, 2007
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    PA Bear Guest

    I have tried downloading this file but I get a message from Vista saying
    Was the file you downloaded named "Windows6.0-KB931099-x86.msu" ?

    That error may indeed be telling you that the update was /already/ installed
    via Automatic Updates! (IIRC, it was first being pushed via AU several
    months ago.)

    In any event, you'd be MUCH better off posting about this to one of the
    Defender-specific newsgroups instead of the ones to which you've been
    (somewhat excessively) crossposting. See
    PA Bear, May 29, 2007
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