1.    09 Apr 2017 #1
    Join Date : Nov 2013
    Posts : 344
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit

    Windows Defender


    Windows Defender wont open after Creator update.
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  2.    09 Apr 2017 #2
    Join Date : Sep 2015
    Staffordshire
    Posts : 365
    Windows 10 Pro

    How are you trying to open it?
    If from the icon in the tray, right click > open
    or
    All Settings > Update & Security > Windows Defender > Open Windows Defender Security Centre
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  3.    09 Apr 2017 #3
    Join Date : Aug 2016
    S/E England
    Posts : 4,549
    10 Home x64 (1709) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)

    Which 'Defender' are you trying to open? Double-clicking on the Defender icon in the notification try does nothing. This seems to be a design oversight, but right-click brings up 'Open' which opens the Windows Defender Security Center.
    Open Windows Defender Security Center in Windows 10

    The old style Defender is still available if you really want it, but takes about a minute to open. Run (or make a shortcut to)...
    C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe
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  4.    09 Apr 2017 #4
    Join Date : Nov 2013
    Posts : 344
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
    Thread Starter

    Which 'Defender' are you trying to open?
    How many are there?
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  5.    09 Apr 2017 #5
    Join Date : Aug 2016
    S/E England
    Posts : 4,549
    10 Home x64 (1709) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)

    Quote Originally Posted by Clint View Post
    How many are there?
    The old UI you're used to from previous versions, and the new Defender Security Center in the Creators Update. There's just the one Defender service running, but there's two ways to see what it's doing and control it, the old way and the new way.
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