My daughter suddenly experiences: Windows Defender: "Error Code 0x800106ba
Application failed to initialize"
This is a fairly new machine (running Vista Home Premium) and it was
delivered with McAfee virus protection installed. The initial McAfee license
is about to expire so she renewed that license for a permanent licence
today. There may of course be a connection here, but I fail to see what that
connection could be.
She was guided to http://support.microsoft.com/kb/931849
which suggests to
initially remove (uninstall) Windows Defender and then reinstall it. The
only problem with this is that Windows Defender is not included in the list
of installed programs that can be uninstalled, and when she tries to
"reinstall" it Windows Defender is reported as already present on the
I checked on my own system where Windows Defender is running without any
problem, and the same applies here: Windows Defender is not listed among
I shall be most grateful for comments and/or suggestions that can aid our