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Published on 02.23.09 by Brent Trahan

Manually Check for Windows Defender Updates

Learn how to manually check for Windows Defender updates in Windows 7.

Manually Check for Updates

  1. Open the Control Panel from the Start menu.
  2. Open Windows Defender in the Control Panel.

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    Note: If Windows Defender is not available, change View by to Large icons at the top right of the Control Panel.

  3. Click the down arrow to the right of the help icon at the top of Windows Defender and select Check for updates.

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