Windows 10: Windows Defender

  1. Clint's Avatar
    Posts : 429
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
       09 Apr 2017 #1

    Windows Defender


    Windows Defender wont open after Creator update.
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  2.    09 Apr 2017 #2

    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. Bree's Avatar
    Posts : 8,802
    10 Home x64 (1809) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       09 Apr 2017 #3

    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. Clint's Avatar
    Posts : 429
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
    Thread Starter
       09 Apr 2017 #4

    Which 'Defender' are you trying to open?
    How many are there?
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  5. Bree's Avatar
    Posts : 8,802
    10 Home x64 (1809) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       09 Apr 2017 #5

    Clint said: 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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