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Does pausing Windows 10 update affects antivirus updates?

No, pausing updates on Windows 10 will not affect the ability of Windows Defender Antivirus to continue downloading updates.
When you pause updates from the Windows Update settings, Windows 10 will allow the antivirus to download updates. Also, critical updates for the security and optimal operation of the OS will continue to download as well. So, this means that temporary disabling updates should not be a significant security risk.
Also, if you use a third-party antivirus, updates for these solutions will continue to download regardless of the Windows Update settings.

" No, pausing updates on Windows 10 will affect the ability of Windows Defender Antivirus to continue downloading updates. "

Surely you mean pausing updates on Windows 10 will NOT affect the ability of Windows Defender Antivirus to continue downloading updates?

Fixed.
Thank you for catching that.

I have everything turned off so I may not have the same Windows settings and I do not get Window Defender definition updates.