Windows Defender Out of Date

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Security' started by Zenmota, Feb 15, 2007.

  1. Zenmota

    Zenmota Guest

    Windows Security Center started telling me that Windows Defender is out of
    date. When I try to update Windows Defender I get the following error:

    The Program Can't Check for Definition Updates
    Error Found: 0x80240029

    Definition version is 1.15.2227.3 created on 1/31/2007 at 8:19PM

    Using Windows Vista Home Premium OEM. Also using NOD32 anti-virus. Thanks
    for any help...

    Zenmota, Feb 15, 2007
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  2. Zenmota,

    0x80240029 -2145124311 WU_E_INVALID_PRODUCT_LICENSE A product with an
    invalid license was found on the system.

    Looks like you have an invalid license key for Windows Vista, which makes
    your copy of Vista illegal.


    Shaun McDonnell
    Shaun C McDonnell, Feb 15, 2007
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  3. Zenmota

    Zenmota Guest

    I bought my copy of Windows Vista (OEM version) from Newegg, use the license
    key that was on the sticker that came with the DVD and after installing to a
    clean hard drive it did the validation thing just fine. I even went to the
    Genuine Microsoft Software web page and had it Validate Windows and it says
    everything is fine. You would think that if I had an illegal copy of Vista,
    it wouldn't validate or it would be nagging me to death about not being

    Zenmota, Feb 15, 2007
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    mannorak Guest

    I'm getting exactly the same error and message. OEM Vista, activated and
    mannorak, Feb 15, 2007
  5. I don't believe that code indicates what some folks are stating. However,
    I'm not sure what the root issue is.

    Have you gone to Windows or Microsoft Update, and applied all offered
    critical updates? When you do that, are updates to Windows Defender

    Bill Sanderson, Feb 16, 2007
  6. Zenmota

    Zenmota Guest

    When I first installed Vista I did the Windows Update thing and there was an
    update for Windows Defender. But after that, no updates for Windows Defender
    every showed up even if I checked using Windows Update.

    I did a search and check some other newsgroups and found that other people
    are having the same problem and they all have legal copies of Vista.

    This is what I found out and did. I found a link to download the definition
    file and install it myself instead of using Windows Update. I then turned
    off Auto Updates and when I ran Windows Update 3 updates showed up that were
    not showing up when Auto Updates was turned on. 1 of those updates was
    Windows Defender definition update. Downloaded and installed those 3
    updates. I then added Windows Defender to the Exceptions list in Windows
    Firewall and then turned Auto Updates back on.

    Seems to be working ok now, but will have to wait till these definitions get
    old to see for sure. Must be some kind of a bug.....

    Zenmota, Feb 16, 2007
  7. I sure don't see what that turning off autoupdate, etc, would do--but
    obviously, for you, it did! This does sound like a bug, but I'd like to
    figure out more about what the quickest fix path is.

    Bill Sanderson, Feb 16, 2007
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    GJH66 Guest

    Same issue here - legit Vista Ultimate "The program can't check for
    definition updates" 0x80240029.

    No updates offered on Windows Update ?

    Zenmota - where did you find the update file ?

    Any help would be appreciated
    GJH66, Feb 22, 2007
  9. Zenmota

    Zenmota Guest

    Try turning off Auto-Updates (also un-check Use Microsoft Update if you have
    it) and then check for updates. When I did this, it showed updates for
    Defender that were not showing when Auto-Update was turned on. I also added
    Windows Defender to the Windows firewall Exceptions (not sure if this

    Here's the link for the update file:
    Zenmota, Feb 23, 2007
  10. Zenmota

    GJH66 Guest

    Thank you Zenmota,

    This worked for me !

    On turning auto updates back on 5 new updates appeared !

    Thanks again GJH66
    GJH66, Feb 23, 2007
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    mohit Guest

    Run sfc /scannow ion elevated command prompt and reply back with outcomes.
    mohit, Feb 27, 2007
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    ar21958 Guest

    ar21958, Mar 17, 2007
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    yvano Guest

    Same problem with update for Windows Defender and same Error as Zenmota!Have
    jou find a solucion Zenmota or somewhone els? Thanks
    yvano, Mar 20, 2007
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