Defender auto turn on

awlmyne

New Member
How do I turn on Windows Defender spyware, malware in Windows Security Center automatically w/o having to do it manually everytime on turn on my comp.?
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    hp Pavilion a6700y
    Internet Speed
    DSL
    Other Info
    Don't know where to find above info.

JMH

Banned
How do I turn on Windows Defender spyware, malware in Windows Security Center automatically w/o having to do it manually everytime on turn on my comp.?
Hello awlmyne,
Open Windows Defender by clicking the Start button
, clicking All Programs and then clicking Windows Defender.

Click Tools, and then click Options.
Under Administrator options, select the Use Windows Defender check box, and then click Save.
If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.

This should then enable you to see in Windows Security Centre - Malware Protection -
"Windows Defender is turned on."


[When Windows Defender is on, you will be alerted when spyware and other potentially unwanted software tries to install itself, run on your computer, or change important Windows settings. If you use the default settings, Windows Defender will also check for new definitions, regularly scan for spyware and other potentially unwanted software, and automatically remove any detected item that has a recommended removal action.]
Hope that helps.
 
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My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    LAPTOP. HP Pavilion dv7-1005TX .
    CPU
    IntelCore [email protected] x2
    Memory
    4.00 GB installed, max capacity 8 GB.
    Graphics Card(s)
    Nvidia GeForce 9600M GT & 512MB DDR2 dedicated graphics mem.
    Monitor(s) Displays
    17.0" diagonal WXGA + High definition brightview widescreen infinity display.
    Screen Resolution
    1440 x 900
    Hard Drives
    SPECS.
    Drive 1. 298.09 GB Fujitzu MHZ2320BH G2 ATA Device
    Drive 2. [ All as above.]

    CONFIG. C:\287.65 GB, D:\298.09 GB, E:\10.44 GB.
    Case
    Laptop / notebook.
    Cooling
    Stock.
    Mouse
    Synaptics PS/2 Port touch pad.
    Keyboard
    IBM enhanced
    Internet Speed
    ADSL [ Too slow.]
    Other Info
    Webcam.

awlmyne

New Member
Apparently I am missing something here - I have already done the Tools, Opt's., Admin. op's., Defndr. check box, Save, confirm steps. But when I "Run" Windows Security Center the Malware protection shows green & on for The Shield Deluxe 2009 antivirus but on the Spyware and other malware protection shows green & on only for The Shield Deluxe 2009. I have to select the link for showing all malware installed on comp. & when the window pops up I have to highlight Windows Defender & choose turn on option manually everytime. So I must be missing something else, not have something on or have it turned off someplace else. I am at a loss - I can keep doing the manual turn on each time but know there is a better option. Besides until just a couple days ago I didn't have to go through this, it was automatically on. I may have done something inadvertently & not realized it but don't know what. It is heck being so inept w/ comp's and the Internet. What I need is a tutor to sit by me, teach me & slap me when needed. Hope you all can bear w/ me!
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    hp Pavilion a6700y
    Internet Speed
    DSL
    Other Info
    Don't know where to find above info.

JMH

Banned
If your Defender is scanning automatically at the pre set time & updating when necessary it may be that your anti spyware component of your Anti Virus Program is interfering & not allowing Defender to be shown in the Windows Security Centre / Malware Protection Protection /Spyware & other Malware.
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    LAPTOP. HP Pavilion dv7-1005TX .
    CPU
    IntelCore [email protected] x2
    Memory
    4.00 GB installed, max capacity 8 GB.
    Graphics Card(s)
    Nvidia GeForce 9600M GT & 512MB DDR2 dedicated graphics mem.
    Monitor(s) Displays
    17.0" diagonal WXGA + High definition brightview widescreen infinity display.
    Screen Resolution
    1440 x 900
    Hard Drives
    SPECS.
    Drive 1. 298.09 GB Fujitzu MHZ2320BH G2 ATA Device
    Drive 2. [ All as above.]

    CONFIG. C:\287.65 GB, D:\298.09 GB, E:\10.44 GB.
    Case
    Laptop / notebook.
    Cooling
    Stock.
    Mouse
    Synaptics PS/2 Port touch pad.
    Keyboard
    IBM enhanced
    Internet Speed
    ADSL [ Too slow.]
    Other Info
    Webcam.

blue75

Banned
It sounds like your anti-virus suite already has a Malware program.Just like a firewall 2 running at the same time is bad.
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    gateway
    CPU
    intel quad
    Memory
    8 gig
    Graphics Card(s)
    nvidia
    Sound Card
    realtek
    Monitor(s) Displays
    19' widescreen
    Screen Resolution
    1440 x 900
    Hard Drives
    581 gb
    Internet Speed
    High speed Comcast cable
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