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    Windows Defender problems

    For some reason I am unable to turn on windows defender and I dont have a clue why? I know very little about laptops apart from turn on/turn off and a little inbetween.

    I have attached a screen shot of the error message I have been getting, can anyone help me with this please??

    Regards

    Alex

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    Re: Windows Defender problems

    you could try to start it yourself or try restarting your computer.
    To restart it go to start type services.msc in the box that opens look for Windows Defender right click it go to properties and check the start up is set to Automatic.
    The option to start is there as well.

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    Re: Windows Defender problems

    Hi there thankyou for your response. Just tried that and it come up with this message.

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    Re: Windows Defender problems

    Quote Originally Posted by alexburns78 View Post
    For some reason I am unable to turn on windows defender and I dont have a clue why? I know very little about laptops apart from turn on/turn off and a little inbetween.

    I have attached a screen shot of the error message I have been getting, can anyone help me with this please??

    Regards

    Alex
    Windows Defender is AUTOMATICALLY turned off by certain anti-virus programs since they do the job of defender in addition to protecting you from viruses. Microsoft Security Essentials is one of those programs that will turn it off because it is no longer necessary to have defender run. You didn't state which anti-virus program you use but that is more than likely the reason it is disabled (it is supposed to be disabled).

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    Re: Windows Defender problems

    Quote Originally Posted by rhlhamlet View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by alexburns78 View Post
    For some reason I am unable to turn on windows defender and I dont have a clue why? I know very little about laptops apart from turn on/turn off and a little inbetween.

    I have attached a screen shot of the error message I have been getting, can anyone help me with this please??

    Regards

    Alex
    Windows Defender is AUTOMATICALLY turned off by certain anti-virus programs since they do the job of defender in addition to protecting you from viruses. Microsoft Security Essentials is one of those programs that will turn it off because it is no longer necessary to have defender run. You didn't state which anti-virus program you use but that is more than likely the reason it is disabled (it is supposed to be disabled).
    Good point What anti-virus software do you use?

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    Re: Windows Defender problems

    Good point What anti-virus software do you use?
    Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE)

    Free, small footprint, automatic scanning and updates. You can't do better.

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