"Threat service has stopped."

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    Windows 10 Pro x64 21H1

    [RESOLVED] "Threat service has stopped."

    Edit: I went into Windows Update and clicked "Check for updates", which is something I am normally loathe to do. That pulled in a new security intelligence update and successfully restarted the "WinDefend" service.

    Original post:

    I'm running Win10 Pro 20H2. Is it just me? I'm out of the blue seeing "Threat service has stopped. Restart it now."

    But when I click "Restart now", after at least a two-minute delay, I get "Unexpected error. Sorry, we ran into a problem. Please try again."

    Lather, rinse, repeat.

    I'm not running any third-party antivirus, nor has my configuration changed lately.

    I can't reboot for hours since I am working on this PC.
    Last edited by STRESSED; 05 Feb 2021 at 14:12.
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