Advance Notice: Update for AV Defender scheduled for Thursday & Friday (February 3rd and 4th)

Please be advised we will be pushing an update to activated N-central servers as of Thursday February 3rd  for AV Defender ( This will be available for updates at this time. Release Notes will be available on the Community Resource Center following publication.

We would also like to advise you that Friday February 4th AV Defender will be available for Fresh Installs and Upgrades.

AV Defender Version

The AV Defender is available for Windows modern Operating Systems, designed for Windows 7 /Windows Server 2008R2 and higher.


  • Antimalware has undergone a technology replacement with a new filesystem driver/self-protect driver.

The following issues were fixed in this build:

  • Security Fixes
  • In some cases, the security agent caused high RAM memory usage on Windows 10 systems with version The issue is now fixed.
  • The Advanced Threat Control module caused Microsoft Outlook to stop functioning when opening the application or answering an email.
  • In some cases, the Bitdefender services failed to work properly after updating to the latest product version.

Updating to this Release
The AV Defender update can be scheduled at an appropriate time by adding a maintenance window to your devices. Updating involves an incremental update of components or modules without the need to remove protection. The device will be rebooted after the update if the maintenance window allows AV Defender Reboots. A reboot may be required based on Installation Status. If you do not want updates or reboots to proceed automatically, you can disable them by removing the appropriate maintenance windows from the device or rule.

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