November 2014 anti-malware platform update for Windows Defender in Windows 8.1 and Windows 8

Applies to: Windows 8.1 EnterpriseWindows 8.1 ProWindows 8.1 More

This anti-malware platform update for Windows Defender updates Windows Defender services, drivers, and UIs. This update has prerequisites.

Microsoft regularly releases anti-malware platform updates to guarantee consistency in protection, performance, robustness, and usability in a malware landscape that is constantly changing.



About this update


This anti-malware platform update contains the following improvements:
  • Hardening improvements to the anti-malware platform
  • Manageability improvements to the anti-malware platform

How to obtain this update


Method 1: Windows Update

This update is available from Windows Update.

Method 2: Microsoft Download Center

The following files are available for download from the Microsoft Download Center:
Operating systemUpdate
All supported x86-based versions of Windows 8.1Download Download the package now.
All supported x64-based versions of Windows 8.1Download Download the package now.
All supported x86-based versions of Windows 8Download Download the package now.
All supported x64-based versions of Windows 8Download Download the package now.
Note The update for Windows RT 8.1 or Windows RT can be obtained only from Windows Update.

For more information about how to download Microsoft support files, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
119591 How to obtain Microsoft support files from online services
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Update detail information


Prerequisites

To apply this update, you must install update 2919355 in Windows 8.1 or Windows RT 8.1.

Registry information

To apply this update, you do not have to make any changes to the registry.

Restart requirement

You may have to restart the computer after you apply this update.

Update replacement information

This update replaces the update that is described in Microsoft Knowledge Base (KB) article 2939153.




More Information


References


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