Monday, January 14, 2013

Fix Windows Defender Errors

Windows defender is the spyware removal software which was launched in the year 2006. Windows Defender doesn’t come built-in along with the Windows XP operating system. However it does come built-in with the later operating systems such as Windows Vista and Windows 7. By design this software is efficient enough to work on both 32-bit and 64-bit operating systems. Windows defender will defend your computer well as it is capable of scanning and picking out spywares as well as enabling its removal from the Windows interface. This software is robust and hence doesn’t often fall for silly errors that are common for softwares compatible with Windows systems. However, certain update related issues can cause problems as it will block the Windows defender from working perfectly. This issue can be removed from your Windows interface easily by following these instructions designed by the Microsoft Windows support panel. This set of instructions will instruct you on the different methods to wipe out the errors that are caused due to certain updates to the Windows defender.
Check for Updates
Reboot your Windows computer.
Hit on the "Start" tab to pop up the startup menu which will allow you to access the "All Programs" tab to bring on the "Windows Defender" Window.
Trigger the "Check for Updates Now" tab.
Go to the download section in the official Microsoft website and check whether any new updates for the Windows defender have been released by Microsoft and download it.
Manually Update Windows Defender
Reboot your Windows machine once more.
Navigate to the Microsoft Malware Protection Center from your Windows browser.
Get the latest version of the Windows defender update from the download section of the Microsoft website and keep it in a specific folder on your computer.
Go to the file location and click on it twice to launch the file that you have downloaded.
Update Windows
Tag along the "Start" tab to launch the "All Programs" tab in which you will have to click on the "Windows Update" tab.
Trigger the "Check for updates" tab.
Pick out any important updates and download it.
Complete the update process by following the on-screen prompts.
Now restart your computer as per the recommendation of the Microsoft Windows support team.
Rename the Software Distribution Folder
Type in "cmd" in to the "Run" tab that will appear when you click on "Start" tab and then squash the "Enter" key.
Enter the following commands in to the command prompt window and hit on the "Enter" key in that order.
net stop wuauserv
net stop bits
ren %systemroot%\SoftwareDistribution SoftwareDistribution.old
net start wuauserv
net start bits
Exit from the command prompt to wrap up the entire process.
Contact our support team for more information. Always keep updating your antivirus application to protect yourself from the latest threats.