Windows Update KB2267602: Everything You Need To Know

Windows Update KB2267602

KB2267602 is a Windows Defender definition update whose versions are released on a daily, or as-needed basis to address threat detections such as spyware, viruses, ransomware and other unwanted software. 

In this article, we will look at what KB2267602 does, download errors you are likely to encounter with this update, and ways to fix the errors. 

Summary Of Changes Made By Update KB2267602 In Windows Defender

Every KB2267602 update version addresses different threats. For example, the latest version released July 1st 2022 is definition update 1.369.553.0, to address malware threats such as:

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These and other malware can do any number of things. For example:  

  • Backdoor:Win32/Remcos.MM!MTB!sms can allow a hacker malicious access and control of your computer. 
  • Behavior:Win32/WhiteRoseNote.A introduces malware into your PC through downloads and files sent on email. 
  • Ransom:MSIL/Gorf is ransomware. A hacker can use this type of threat to control your PC or ask for a payment.

These are just a few examples. Version 1.369.553.0 addresses at least 50 threats as seen on the Microsoft Security Intelligence page.  

What Causes Error From Update KB2267602 Update and How To Fix It

Windows users have faced issues with KB2267602 since it was first released years ago. one of the issues commonly reported is with the file failing to download. The most likely cause of this error is that since update KB2267602 conflicts with other antivirus programs, it only works on machines using Windows Defender

In addition, as new versions are released everyday, they supersede earlier versions. Therefore, if you are trying to install an older version of KB2267602, it is likely to conflict with new updates of existing Windows applications.  

There are different ways to fix a KB2267602 download error.

Method 1: Clean The Windows Update Cache 

The first method involves cleaning the Windows update cache. But before you do that, you need to stop Windows update by following these steps: 

  1. Click on the start menu, type “services.msc” and open it. this will bring up Windows services. 
  2. Type “windows update” on the search bar. Right click on it and click stop.
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Next, follow these steps to clean the Windows update cache folder: 

  1. Press Windows + R buttons simultaneously on your keyboard. 
  2. Type the following in the window that appears: %windir%\SoftwareDistribution\DataStore. Click ok. The location containing the temporary files will open. 
  3. Select all the files in the folder (by clicking CTRL+A), and delete them. 
  4. Exit Windows Explorer.
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Next, you need to restart Windows update

  1. Go back to Windows services using the steps outlined above and search for Windows update. 
  2. Right click on Windows update and click “start”.
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If this doesn’t fix the update issues, check your system files. 

Method 2: Use the System File Checker (SFC) 

To run the SFC utility, 

  1. Click the start menu, type “cmd” and choose “run as administrator”.
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2. Click “yes” to allow the app to make changes to your computer. If you are prompted for a password, type it and click “ok” to proceed.  

3. Type the following command in the window that opens: sfc/scannow. Hit “Enter”.

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4. Give the process enough time to run to completion and then restart your computer. 

5. Check for updates and try a fresh install again. 

One more thing you should do in addition to these two methods is to check if you have another antivirus installed in your computer. As I mentioned above, this could be the source of the conflict. If none of these methods work, you should consult an experience professional. More advanced methods such as clearing the download path using the Regedit command should only be attempted if you know what you are doing.