Updates Make Windows 7 and 8 Spy On You Like Windows 10

Wednesday, August 26, 2015 0

Hi everyone! I apologize for my hiatus, life has been busy. That being said, I'm back to regular updates!

As everyone knows, Windows 10 was launched in July 2015 to much fanfare. As with everything else, some people like it, some people hate it. I have yet to come to an opinion either way. I have only used it very briefly, as i tend to wait for a bit before moving to a new operating system.

However, it has come to my attention that some updates have been pushed out for Windows 7, 8, and 8.1 that appear to add some of the more controversial telemetry features from Windows 10 to these older operating systems.

How To Schedule Windows Defender/Microsoft Security Essentials Virus Definition Updates

Sunday, August 10, 2014 0


Sorry for my month long hiatus on posting, I have been a bit busy as of late. However, today we are going to look into how to automatically schedule  Virus Definition Updates on Windows Defender on Windows 8/8.1 and Microsoft Security Essentials on Windows Vista/7

By default, Windows Defender/Microsoft Security Essentials only checks for updates once per day, and these updates are tied into Windows Update. The definitions for Windows Defender/Security Essentials that are available on Windows Update are always older then the latest definitions available on the Microsoft Malware Protection Center.  For this reason, its always better to have the latest virus definitions for Windows Defender to ensure your as protected as you can be from the newest viruses and other malware out there.

So without further ado, lets walk through the steps needed to schedule your computer to check with the Microsoft Malware Protection Center every hour and download and install newer definition files automatically!

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