Install Windows Defender definition updates Offline in Windows 10/8 on Surface Pro

Windows 10 and 8.1/8 OS include a free antispyware program named Windows Defender. It can improve your computer system security and protect against malware, similar to Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE). By default Windows Defender definition updates will be downloaded through Windows Update every day. However, in the situations such as Internet connection issue or Windows Update is turned off, you are unable to get the latest virus definition files for that. Any way to get it working fine to deal with the latest virus?

To resolve the problem, you need to manually download the antimalware and antispyware updates and install it on your Surface Pro tablet or Windows 10 computer later.

How to Manually Update Windows Defender Offline in Windows 10/8.1
* First you should know that you are using the 32-bit or 64-bit version of Windows 10/8 on your device. To check that, right click on “This PC” to select Properties option, under System heading, the System type reveals the 32-bit or 64-bit version.
* Depending on your current Windows version, manually download the related offline update files of Windows Defender to your desktop via the links below:

Download Latest Virus Definition Updates for Windows Defender (32-bit)
Download Latest Virus Definition Updates for Windows Defender (64-bit)

If the above link is broken, access the Microsoft Malware Protection Center get definitions webpage, scroll down to pick up the right one.

* After the mpam-fe.exe file has saved to your tablet or computer, double click on .EXE file to run it. The mpam-fe.exe file will apply the latest virus definition files on Windows Defender database and update it offline.

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