Windows 7 Windows 8 Windows Vista Windows XP

Fix : Antivirus Software downloading updates but showing out of date / not updated in Windows 8 , 7 , Vista , XP

After reading this post you will be able fix an issue, where your antivirus / antispyware / antimalware software notifies you that it is out of date or not updated. This problem still persists even after updating the software program, your antivirus will still reflect that it has not been updated.

To Fix :

Check Date & Time

  • Go to Control Panel
  • Locate Date & Time settings
  • Open Date & Time settings


  • Make sure that your time zone has been selected properly
  • Also make sure that your time and date is set correctly.

Note: You will need administrator privileges to change date and time.

Running Windows Update before updating

  • Go to start
  • Start typing Windows update
  • Open the Windows Update program as it appears in the search results.
  • Click on Check for updates
  • Select from recommended & optional updates.

Running the Antivirus program as Administrator

  • Make sure you are logged in as Administrator before updating the AV program
  • If nor,
  • Make a Administrator Account on your Computer or ask your administrator to update your AV program.
Windows 7

Change Windows Time from Hrs. format to AM–PM

After reading this article you will be able to change the way your clock shows time in the taskbar. Many of the users sometimes don’t like to look at the time in HH:MM format. A simple AM-PM is sometimes a more preferred format.

To achieve that in Windows 7 follow the steps below:

Right now your Taskbar clock looks like this:


You want it to look like this:

  • Go to Control Panel
  • right Top Corner –> View –> small icons
  • Region & Language
  • Additional Settings
  • Time


Follow the Screenshot above & within the long time space Change the CAPITAL HH to small hh and just add tt at the end making the whole word block look like:

hh: mm: ss tt

  • Click Apply and OK
  • Read the Instruction as marked in the screenshot properly to understand the method better.