Bitdefender Internet Security 2020 not automatically updating

Despite being set to automatically update once an hour, one PC in my licence has not received a definitions update since Aug 7th and the update now button shows on the main dashboard. Despite doing an update from this button and getting 10 100% OK, the notifications still does not register the update. This is my current About screen:-

Another PC doesn't have a problem.

Any ideas how to fix this?

Best Answer


  • garioch7
    garioch7 Defender of the month ✭✭✭✭✭


    I use BD Total Security, but from what I can see from your screenshots, your BD Internet Security is up-to-date. Product updates are the infrequent ones that install new program versions/updates. What is being checked for updates hourly is the Threat Database and your Threat Database is current as of today.

    I hope this helps. Have a great day.



    Former Bleeping Computer Malware Response Instructor

  • It seems to be checking hourly now since re-installing it.

  • My 2020 Bitdefender Total Security is set to auto update and is grayed out but I keep getting a popup frequently to update. I can't get that popup to stop coming up. How do I stop that from happening?

  • Try uninstalling/re-installing as I did.