I logged onto my laptop this evening to check something for work and noticed that Vista was showing a security alert in my system tray.


I double-clicked the icon to open Security Center and find out what was wrong, and it informs me that my Windows Defender (the anti-spyware/malware built in to Windows Vista) is out of date.


No problems, I’ll just click the “Update Now” button to fix the problem and…. oh, wait….


No updates available. What do you do when an operating system tells you about a problem that can’t be fixed?

Edit: 12 hours later it has managed to download the new updates.

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Paul Cunningham

Paul is a former Microsoft MVP for Office Apps and Services. He works as a consultant, writer, and trainer specializing in Office 365 and Exchange Server. Paul no longer writes for Practical365.com.

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