PowerTip: Use PowerShell to Display Defender Update Status


Summary: Use Windows PowerShell to display Windows Defender update status.

Hey, Scripting Guy! Question How can I use Windows PowerShell to check the update status of Windows Defender on my
         computer running Windows 8.1?

 Hey, Scripting Guy! Answer Use the Get-MPComputerStatus cmdlet and select properties that contain the word Updated:

Get-MpComputerStatus | select *updated

Comments (2)

  1. Anonymous says:

    found it. Defender had been disabled. Thanks!

  2. Anonymous says:

    Hey Scripting guy. I was getting the following error "The extrinsic method could not be executed" I'm on 8.1 and ran it as administrator in PS. Didn't find a lot on the error in google. Thoughts?

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