I've been getting the following 0x80240016 error on Windows Defender for about some time now.
I've read about other people having the same problem but no solution yet.
Error 0x80240016 in MS Defender
I could be several things, and even varies depending on your OS version.
The actual internal error stands for
Operation tried to install while another installation was in progress or the system was pending a mandatory restart."
Which means that it could have tried to install while other updates or programs were waiting for their turn. Other Windows Updates could have been running and blocked Defender from connecting properly.
Other things that can block Updates are IE plugins, like Myspace messenger or Skype. Also programs that monitor internet activity, like PC Tools Guard, Norton, or even the built in Windows monitor can stop updates. Thats the the annoying "something is trying to use the internet... do you want to unblock or keep blocking?" option.
If it still doesn't work, you can go directly to the site, download the updates and do them manually, or try a fresh install of Defender.
If you have an apple and I have an apple and we exchange apples then you and I will still each have one apple. But if you have an idea and I have an idea and we exchange these ideas, then each of us will have two ideas.
~George Bernard Shaw
I am having this problem from my Windows Defender, so, I can't updates my computer. Can you tell me if is a big problem, or just forget it.
You might just want to dump Windows Defender and replace it with Microsoft Security Essentials.
Hi, RainOnaPond. I read through this website, and found other users that solved the problem you have...
i visited the dowload page for defender in hopes of finding a patch. did you dl the final release?
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Yes, I'm running the most current.
Thanks LadyBunnyLover, going to check out that link now.
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