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  1.    29 Mar 2016 #1

    Windows Defender


    I have removed my previous AV program and want to temporarily return to Windows Defender. I can not get the switch to turn on in Windows Settings for Defender. I have tried turning it on in Service still no luck. Any and all help is appreciated.
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  2.    29 Mar 2016 #2

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  3.    29 Mar 2016 #3

    like i said i cannot turn on in windows settings
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  4.    29 Mar 2016 #4

    From my experience it should turn itself on when you reboot your PC.
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  5.    29 Mar 2016 #5

    nope it dont
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  6.    29 Mar 2016 #6

    No clue at this point.. hopefully someone else can help out soon.

    Jeff
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  7.    29 Mar 2016 #7

    thanks anyway
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  8.    29 Mar 2016 #8

    AFTommy said: View Post
    like i said i cannot turn on in windows settings
    Control Panel/All Control Panel Items/Windows Defender/Start Now

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       29 Mar 2016 #9

    Download Enable WD and run it as admin and restart, if it does not work, start Safe Mode and run it from there.

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       29 Mar 2016 #10

    AFTommy said: View Post
    I have removed my previous AV program and want to temporarily return to Windows Defender. I can not get the switch to turn on in Windows Settings for Defender. I have tried turning it on in Service still no luck. Any and all help is appreciated.
    See if this will help....................

    In the search box next to Start button, type ser > Enter...............
    You are now on Services window.
    Scroll down to Windows Defender Service > right click at it > click Properties............
    at Startup type, is the box greyed out or is it active ?
    if it is active, click the pointer and select Automatic.
    at Service status , is the box Start active?
    if yes, click it.
    Click OK when done.
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