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A3: As of April 10, 2018, we are lifting the AV compatibility check for Windows security updates for supported Windows 7 SP1 and Windows 8.1 devices via Windows Update. As of March 13, 2018 Microsoft is lifting the AV compatibility check for the March 2018 Windows security updates for supported Windows 10 devices via Windows Update.
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This process might also address problems with automatic updates. Windows Defender Antivirus and other Microsoft antimalware solutions provide a way to manually trigger an update. In Windows 10, select Check for updates in the Windows Defender Security Center Protection updates screen to check for the latest definitions.
Windows 10 automatically downloads and installs updates to make sure your device is secure and up to date. This means you receive the latest fixes and security updates, helping your device run efficiently and stay protected.