Advance Notice: Update for AV Defender scheduled for Tuesday August 2nd

Please be advised we will be pushing an update to activated N-central servers as of Tuesday August 2nd for AV Defender ( This will be available for updates at this time. Release Notes will be available on the N-able Success Center following publication.

We would also like to advise you that Tuesday August 9th 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.

The following issues were fixed in this build:

  • Security Fixes
  • Advanced Anti-Exploit was blocking the installation of CAB files this has now been resolved.
  • EPProtectedservice.exe would not run after upgrading from Windows 7 to Windows 10 this has now been resolved.
  • On-demand scans affected the indexing service of Windows 11 systems resulting in a reset of indexed items. After this, the Windows indexing process started automatically from the beginning this has now been resolved.
  • In some cases, the security content update process resulted in error code -1016. The issue is now fixed.

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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