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Newly installed and updated Bitdefender is out of date



Should I be worried about a newly installed version of bit defender (Build updated 15 minutes ago (immediately after installing and doing the first scan, I'm guessing) is recognized as out of date by windows?

Is support for this product current (I see posts about this issue from many years ago) and are updates slow in response to new threats or is there an update button I'm just missing or something I have to enable when setting it up the first time?

This issue is a surprise given the reviews I read online, but I'm not a person who updates all their hardware and software to the latest and greatest every year so I'm never sure how applicable those reviews are to my system.

Thanks for any help or insight you can provide.


  • Gjoksi


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  • Scott
    Scott Defender of the month mod
    edited September 2022

    Hi @Reshpin and welcome,

    As with @Gjoksi 's above post, we were both compiling our posts at the same time :)

    Try doing a restart, again from the update. Then if needed, run a manual right-click update from the system tray icon. And no, I wouldn't be to worried, as long as the Dashboard says You are Safe, along with the green check mark, you're fine. It's just a Windows sync issue. You could always try a repair from Apps/Uninstall/I want to reinstall Bitdefender, if you wanted, or give it another day and see what happens.

    Let us know your results, along with your version of Windows. We're here to help :)


    Edit: and yes, you have the most current build.

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