Just installed Giant Microsoft Antispyware Defender Beta 2. Installed nicely, looks pretty, a lot like the Defender that is integrated with the December drop of Vista. However, Defender was unable to update my signatures, instead throwing a COM-ish 0x8024402c. Others are getting Error 1609 and still others 0x80240022.
Word on the street a fix is to remove the Signature Files and reinstall them thusly:
While this worked for some, it didn't work for me. I had to visit http://update.microsoft.com to get mine updated. Hopefully this will be fixed soon. I'll update this post as more news arrives.
Scott Hanselman is a former professor, former Chief Architect in finance, now speaker, consultant, father, diabetic, and Microsoft employee. I am a failed stand-up comic, a cornrower, and a book author.
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