Keep on having to update my antivirus for Windows 10

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USAFRet

Illustrious
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No, this doesn't feel right.
If the option is available, it should work.

If it isn't supposed to be there, we shouldn't have the option to try. Or at the very least, it should throw an error message of some sort.
 

Ralston18

Splendid
Moderator
Agee: "doesn't feel right". (And thank you USAFRet for testing the Powershell script.)

I was looking into some way of reverse engineering the OP's issue. Mostly dead ends but someone with more Powershell experience would likely to be able to set up the necessary logic that checks for a registry key, a service, etc. and if found "on" just turns it "off" again. I.e., button goes back to off again.

Regarding: " I check updates, it says I have to update Windows Antivirus."

What is the exact wording and how is the message presented?







 

Ralston18

Splendid
Moderator
Maybe some IF THEN ELSE logic error:

The original intent (Microsoft?) being that automatic updates cannot or no longer be turned "OFF".

Just got it backwards or otherwise ran afoul of "unintended consequences". :)

Still interested in some possible relationship to "Windows Antivirus". Would expect to see "Defender" in there somewhere.
 

USAFRet

Illustrious
Moderator


I think the Windows AV aspect comes in because that is the most often updated section.
If you manually check every day, you're going to see that every day, or every other day.

It's not exclusively the AV.

I'm letting my Transformer (Win 10 Home) run a couple of days on its own, without checking or updating anything. Just to see what happens.
 

Ralston18

Splendid
Moderator
Thanks.

Some Catch-22.

Auto update button code/logic accidently turning off the button and cannot be automatically fixed via an update because the button is off....

If there is a fix would expect a that a manual update would "repair" the button.

Will be watching. Thanks.






 

Colif

Honorable
Moderator
That button does same thing on my PC, it is likely a bug or intentional. If i turn on it turns off right away.

Win 10 Home version 1804

as I get Cumulative updates with it off, I have to assume it doesn't do anything?

Option may only give you a choice on Pro. Its a given that home gets auto updates so its odd to have that question.
 

USAFRet

Illustrious
Moderator
So, a test from Sunday 10 June to Thursday 14 June. No messing with anything related to Updates. Actually, not using it at all, just leaving the laptop ON.

Selection button remains OFF. Cannot cause it to stay ON.

It checked yesterday (Wednesday)


It got its own update on Tuesday, squarely in the middle of the time period.



So, it appears whatever that button says makes no difference.
Seems that button showing OFF is of no import.
 

Colif

Honorable
Moderator
One solution is just not use defender and instead us a 3rd party Antivirus like Bitdefender Free whbich will update itself every hour and leave you alone. I use Bitdefender Total Security and it doesn't even bug me for anything. Always in top 3 of AV in tests so its not a bad option.
 
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