Windows Defender offered by Windows 10 is undoubtedly one of the best antivirus programs that I have used over the years. The program is extremely lightweight and doesn’t eat up a lot of memory. It works just fine if you keep updating it regularly and the best thing is that it’s absolutely free.
Windows Defender not only protects your system from viruses and malware, but also provides real-time protection. Windows Defender was introduced in Windows 8 as a toned-down version of the Microsoft Security Essentials. It comes pre-installed with your Windows 10 and even updates itself automatically by default if your system is connected to the internet.
However, if your system isn’t connected to the internet, then the definitions of the Windows Defender often get old. There are even times when the Windows Defender doesn’t update even with an active internet connection. Updating the Defender becomes a headache in such cases. However, you needn’t worry because Microsoft has provided a very easy solution for this.
You can download the latest definitions of the Windows Defender from the official Microsoft Windows website and then update your Windows Defender even offline. Just foolow these steps to update the Windows Defender on your Windows 10 or Windows 8.1 PC even when offline:
STEP 1: Right-Click on Computer icon (This PC) on your desktop and choose ‘Properties’. Now check whether you’ve a 32-bit or 64-bit system.
STEP 2: Download the latest antivirus and antispyware definitions for your system from the given download links below. Please ensure that you’ve choosen the correct architecture and correct OS.
STEP 3: Open the downloaded update file and run it. Follow the instructions and within minutes you’ll have a fully updated Windows Defender.
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