Update Windows Defender Virus Definitions

Q

How to update virus definitions in Windows Defender on my Windows 8 computer?

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A

You have to continuously update virus definitions in Windows Defender so that it can detect new viruses.

Here is how to manually update virus definitions in Windows Defender.

1. Search "Windows Defender" and run it.

2. Click on "Update" tab. You see the date of last time the virus definitions was updated.

3. Connect your computer to the Internet. And click the "Update" button. You see new virus definitions get downloaded.

The picture below shows you how to update virus definitions in Windows Defender:
Update Virus Definitions in Windows Defender

 

Action Center Showing Windows Defender Outdated

Spyware and Virus Protection in Action Center

Using Windows Defender on Windows 8

⇑⇑ Windows 8 Security Tutorials

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