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Old 20-04-2007
HuntinHippysnr
 
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Unable to Update Windows Defender Definitions

I have tried to update my Window Defender Definitions and have been
unable to do so. I have tried updating from Windows Defender and recieved
error code 0x80070643. I then tried doing so from Windows Update on Windows
Vista Ultamate and recieved error code 80070714. The update wouldn't download
from Windows Defender Update and did from Windows Vista Ultimate Update
Extras. It created a restore point but would not install. I didn't find any
documentation at MS online for either of these error codes as of 4/19/07.
Between the two attempts PC Tools Spyware Doctor removed a cookie. I do not
depend on Windows Defender to protect my PC. I have McAfee Security Center
installed on the computer as well as the Spydoctor. If you can help me with
this issue it would be most helpful if you could give me the source for these
error codes.
Thanks.

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Old 20-04-2007
PA Bear
 
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Re: Unable to Update Windows Defender Definitions

If you click on this link http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com, are you taken
to Microsoft Update website or Windows Update website?
--
~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
MS MVP-Windows (IE, OE, Security, Shell/User)
AumHa VSOP & Admin; DTS-L.org

HuntinHippysnr wrote:
> I have tried to update my Window Defender Definitions and have been
> unable to do so. I have tried updating from Windows Defender and recieved
> error code 0x80070643. I then tried doing so from Windows Update on
> Windows
> Vista Ultamate and recieved error code 80070714. The update wouldn't
> download from Windows Defender Update and did from Windows Vista Ultimate
> Update Extras. It created a restore point but would not install. I didn't
> find any documentation at MS online for either of these error codes as of
> 4/19/07. Between the two attempts PC Tools Spyware Doctor removed a
> cookie.
> I do not depend on Windows Defender to protect my PC. I have McAfee
> Security Center installed on the computer as well as the Spydoctor. If you
> can help me with this issue it would be most helpful if you could give me
> the source for these error codes.
> Thanks.


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  #3  
Old 20-04-2007
Eliot
 
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Re: Unable to Update Windows Defender Definitions

I have the same problem and when I click that link I get the Microsoft Update
site - NOT windows update. What does that mean?

"PA Bear" wrote:

> If you click on this link http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com, are you taken
> to Microsoft Update website or Windows Update website?
> --
> ~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
> MS MVP-Windows (IE, OE, Security, Shell/User)
> AumHa VSOP & Admin; DTS-L.org
>
> HuntinHippysnr wrote:
> > I have tried to update my Window Defender Definitions and have been
> > unable to do so. I have tried updating from Windows Defender and recieved
> > error code 0x80070643. I then tried doing so from Windows Update on
> > Windows
> > Vista Ultamate and recieved error code 80070714. The update wouldn't
> > download from Windows Defender Update and did from Windows Vista Ultimate
> > Update Extras. It created a restore point but would not install. I didn't
> > find any documentation at MS online for either of these error codes as of
> > 4/19/07. Between the two attempts PC Tools Spyware Doctor removed a
> > cookie.
> > I do not depend on Windows Defender to protect my PC. I have McAfee
> > Security Center installed on the computer as well as the Spydoctor. If you
> > can help me with this issue it would be most helpful if you could give me
> > the source for these error codes.
> > Thanks.

>
>

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  #4  
Old 20-04-2007
PA Bear
 
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Re: Unable to Update Windows Defender Definitions

Try changing your default from Microsoft Update to Windows Update and seeing
if the problem persists: Go to Microsoft Update > Click on Change Settings
in left pane > Scroll to bottom of page > To Stop Using Microsoft Update >
Disable Microsoft Update software and let me use Windows Update only
(check).

NB: With Windows Update as your default, you will need to check in at Office
Update to keep your Office applications fully patched:
http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/do...incatalog.aspx
--
~Robear Dyer (PA Bear), working offline
MS MVP-Windows (IE, OE, Security, Shell/User)
AumHa VSOP & Admin; DTS-L.org

Eliot wrote:
> I have the same problem and when I click that link I get the Microsoft
> Update site - NOT windows update. What does that mean?
>
> "PA Bear" wrote:
>
>> If you click on this link http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com, are you
>> taken
>> to Microsoft Update website or Windows Update website?
>> --
>> ~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
>> MS MVP-Windows (IE, OE, Security, Shell/User)
>> AumHa VSOP & Admin; DTS-L.org
>>
>> HuntinHippysnr wrote:
>>> I have tried to update my Window Defender Definitions and have been
>>> unable to do so. I have tried updating from Windows Defender and
>>> recieved
>>> error code 0x80070643. I then tried doing so from Windows Update on
>>> Windows
>>> Vista Ultamate and recieved error code 80070714. The update wouldn't
>>> download from Windows Defender Update and did from Windows Vista
>>> Ultimate
>>> Update Extras. It created a restore point but would not install. I
>>> didn't
>>> find any documentation at MS online for either of these error codes as
>>> of
>>> 4/19/07. Between the two attempts PC Tools Spyware Doctor removed a
>>> cookie.
>>> I do not depend on Windows Defender to protect my PC. I have McAfee
>>> Security Center installed on the computer as well as the Spydoctor. If
>>> you
>>> can help me with this issue it would be most helpful if you could give
>>> me
>>> the source for these error codes.
>>> Thanks.


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  #5  
Old 08-06-2007
The Tanjian
 
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Re: Unable to Update Windows Defender Definitions

I'm getting the same error code but am using Windows Update and not Microsoft
update. Also have the same combination of McAffee and Spyware Doctor. Could
this be an error being caused by these two programmes running together?

"PA Bear" wrote:

> Try changing your default from Microsoft Update to Windows Update and seeing
> if the problem persists: Go to Microsoft Update > Click on Change Settings
> in left pane > Scroll to bottom of page > To Stop Using Microsoft Update >
> Disable Microsoft Update software and let me use Windows Update only
> (check).
>
> NB: With Windows Update as your default, you will need to check in at Office
> Update to keep your Office applications fully patched:
> http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/do...incatalog.aspx
> --
> ~Robear Dyer (PA Bear), working offline
> MS MVP-Windows (IE, OE, Security, Shell/User)
> AumHa VSOP & Admin; DTS-L.org
>
> Eliot wrote:
> > I have the same problem and when I click that link I get the Microsoft
> > Update site - NOT windows update. What does that mean?
> >
> > "PA Bear" wrote:
> >
> >> If you click on this link http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com, are you
> >> taken
> >> to Microsoft Update website or Windows Update website?
> >> --
> >> ~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
> >> MS MVP-Windows (IE, OE, Security, Shell/User)
> >> AumHa VSOP & Admin; DTS-L.org
> >>
> >> HuntinHippysnr wrote:
> >>> I have tried to update my Window Defender Definitions and have been
> >>> unable to do so. I have tried updating from Windows Defender and
> >>> recieved
> >>> error code 0x80070643. I then tried doing so from Windows Update on
> >>> Windows
> >>> Vista Ultamate and recieved error code 80070714. The update wouldn't
> >>> download from Windows Defender Update and did from Windows Vista
> >>> Ultimate
> >>> Update Extras. It created a restore point but would not install. I
> >>> didn't
> >>> find any documentation at MS online for either of these error codes as
> >>> of
> >>> 4/19/07. Between the two attempts PC Tools Spyware Doctor removed a
> >>> cookie.
> >>> I do not depend on Windows Defender to protect my PC. I have McAfee
> >>> Security Center installed on the computer as well as the Spydoctor. If
> >>> you
> >>> can help me with this issue it would be most helpful if you could give
> >>> me
> >>> the source for these error codes.
> >>> Thanks.

>
>

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  #6  
Old 13-07-2007
casta
 
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Re: Unable to Update Windows Defender Definitions

Same problem here, but I'm using Spyware doctor and AVIRA.
By reading this I came to the conclusion to temporarily close Spy doctor and
that worked.

just my 2 cents
Good luck

"The Tanjian" wrote:

> I'm getting the same error code but am using Windows Update and not Microsoft
> update. Also have the same combination of McAffee and Spyware Doctor. Could
> this be an error being caused by these two programmes running together?
>


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