Four days after the last KB915597 Windows Defender Update (Definition set 1.79.1918.0) yet another one, this time for Definition set 126.96.36.199. It was sent out on April 19 but I only installed it on April 21.
Then another KB915597, dated April 22, today for Definition Set 188.8.131.52. This Definition Set is so new that it still hasn’t even made it to the ‘Change definition version’ drop down menu.
That is the sixth (6th) KB915597 Windows Defender Updates this month; i.e., April 1, April 5, April 8, April 14, April 19 and April 22.
You can see the list of threats addressed by this update and others at this Microsoft site … click <here>.
It is sobering to realize that Microsoft, supposedly, created 9 definition sets between April 19 and April 22. They really should just move to daily updates, à la Avast.
I installed both updates. I have restarted and even run a full scan of Windows Defender. So far, so good. So, this is to say that I didn’t have any problems with these two updates.
Hope none of you got too burned by the McAfee goof-up yesterday. If I was mean spirited I could say “serves you right,” but I am not, so I won’t say that. McAfee is the pits. Why anybody would use McAfee, unless THEY are paying YOU to use it, baffles me. I have never used it. I bought my wife a Sony Vaio laptop a few years ago which had it installed. She persevered with it for awhile. She now uses free AVG and we all know that she is safer with that than she ever was with the bloated, out-of-control McAfee.
Good luck. I will try to keep you posted.