Started the download of the release and sure enough copped the "one or more files verification error".
Upon checking the download location for Windows Defender x86 received the file not found, did a net search and no download location for the Windows Defender x86, only the x64 kept appearing.
Further checking I came across Windows Defender Offline, link here http://blogs.technet...er-offline.aspx
Sometimes, malicious and other potentially unwanted software, including rootkits, try to install themselves on your PC. This can happen when you connect to the Internet or install some programs from a CD, DVD, or other media. Once on your PC, this software might run immediately, or it might run at unexpected times. Windows Defender Offline can help remove such hard to find malicious and potentially unwanted programs using definitions that recognize threats. Definitions are files that provide an encyclopedia of potential software threats. Because new threats appear daily, it's important to always have the most up-to-date definitions installed in Windows Defender Offline. Armed with definition files, Windows Defender Offline can detect malicious and potentially unwanted software, and then notify you of the risks.
To use Windows Defender Offline, you need to follow four basic steps:
- Download Windows Defender Offline and create a CD, DVD, or USB flash drive.
- Restart your PC using the Windows Defender Offline media.
- Scan your PC for malicious and other potentially unwanted software.
- Remove any malware that is found from your PC.
To get started, find a blank CD, DVD, or USB flash drive with at least 250 MB of free space and then download and run the tool—the tool will help you create the removable media.
So appears that Windows Defender has been made portable..... more to come
Edited by Whatacrock, 27 July 2013 - 03:44 PM.