Windows 10: Windows Defender disabled and is unable to start Solved

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  1. davidhk's Avatar
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       07 Feb 2016 #21

    Why don't you then offer your advice to the OP and solve the problem ?
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  2. Posts : 15
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       07 Feb 2016 #22

    Hi guys!

    I finally managed to fix my Windows Defender. I had to restore the service using registry key. And also make changes in the registry using steps mentioned on articles online.

    I restored the WD default registry key through the steps provided here this restored my service of Windows defender.

    Services - Restore Default Services in Windows 8

    It seems that the registry key for WD of Windows 8.1 is same as that of Windows 10.

    I also followed the steps mentioned here:
    [FIX] Windows Could Not Start The Windows Defender Network Inspection Service On Local Computer



    Windows Defender Does Not Start in Windows 10 - WindowsInstructed

    So far it's working fine. Will report back if I see anything weird pop up as I did fiddle with the registry keys.

    Thanks for the help davidhk :)
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  3. davidhk's Avatar
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       07 Feb 2016 #23

    Suggestion .......File those solutions for future reference.

    You might as well mark your thread as Solved.
    Thank you.
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