Windows Defender, 0x80240029 Solution

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Security' started by Gauss, Mar 20, 2007.

  1. Gauss

    Gauss Guest

    Ixue for Windows Update.
    - Go to Windows update.
    - Click on change settings (on the left).
    - Check "never check for updates."
    - Remove any other checks (Recommended update and any other).
    Then go back to Defender and run the Updates again.



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    Gauss, Mar 20, 2007
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    DaveH Guest

    I have updated defender by this method. However, Windows security centre is
    telling me that Defender is switched off. This there a problem which
    Microsoft are unaware of?
     
    DaveH, Mar 23, 2007
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  3. Are any other security programs installed?
     
    Frank Saunders, MS-MVP OE/WM, Mar 27, 2007
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  4. ALSO!
    If you are using Microsoft Update you may want to uncheck that box also.
    Then when you are done you can put everything back to normal.
     
    drumthrasher109, Apr 17, 2007
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  5. Gauss

    EW Guest

    The methods discussed above work for me too. HOWEVER, I wonder if this a
    permanent fix, or will this same error code come up every time Defender needs
    an update!!?? Just thinking out loud.....
     
    EW, Apr 25, 2007
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  6. Gauss

    EW Guest


    Frank, in my case, I have the same error and NO other security programs
    installed. None. My new Dell Vista has ben totally exceptional since I got
    it over a month ago, and now this error code when updating Defender. I hope
    Microsoft fixes this -- I don't know whether the solution stated above will
    prevent future problems with this error code.
     
    EW, Apr 25, 2007
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    MisterB Guest

    Solution from MS:
    1. Restart in Safe mode (Press F8 after restart)
    2. Go to %windir% (Usually - C:\WINDOWS)
    3. Rename folder SoftwareDistribution to Softwaredistribution.old
    4. Restart in normal mode
    5. Go to Window Update (Not Defender update) and search for new update
    -In this step the search found the a new definition update for Windows
    Defender.
    6. Download and install update.

    This solution worked for me
     
    MisterB, May 7, 2007
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