Off Topic:updating windows defender RRS feed

  • General discussion

  • we run windows defender on a number of pc's on our school network but due to the restrictions on our standard staff and pupil accounts it won't auto-update unless a system admin logs in to the pc. is there a guide anywhere that tells you how to update defender even when an account with little or no install priviledges is logged in or is this even possible without giving accounts power user status? systems are all running xp pro sp2 as the operating system, servers are 2003 sp1.
    Thursday, April 19, 2007 4:25 PM

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  • Sorry Bob

    This forum is about Windows OneCare Anti-Spyware and not Defender look for help in the Defender newsgroups http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/spyware/software/newsgroups/default.mspx Thanks



    Thursday, April 19, 2007 4:39 PM
  • oops sorry, saw loads of stuff on defender and assumed, wrongly, this was where to post. Will try again elsewhere. cheers.
    Thursday, April 19, 2007 5:26 PM
  • Not a problem Bob

     Most of the Defender post were posted before OneCare and Defender became integrated then we worked with both now it is just OneCare. Defender is still a stand-a-lone program and as you know does not need OneCare. Thanks



    Thursday, April 19, 2007 6:00 PM
  • Does Windows Defender have to run at the same time as OneCare? Or does OneCare turn Defender off?
    Friday, April 27, 2007 6:30 PM
  • OneCare turns Defender off when OneCare is installed and every time the PC boots, if you turn it on manually. If OneCare is removed, Defender as a standalone is restored. Defender protections and signatures is included in OneCare.


    Friday, April 27, 2007 6:42 PM
  • Got it, Defender and Windows Firewall both get turned off.


    Friday, April 27, 2007 7:42 PM