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  1.    30 Jun 2017 #1
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    Windows Defender Settings will not show up


    I'm running windows 10 newest version as far as I know and I can't figure this out no matter where I look Click image for larger version. 

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  2.    30 Jun 2017 #2
    Join Date : Feb 2016
    Letchworth, UK
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    Windows 10 Home 32-bit

    Perhaps if you search up Windows defender in search
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  3.    30 Jun 2017 #3
    Join Date : Oct 2013
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17040

    Hello noaty, and welcome to Ten Forums.

    Windows Defender settings are in the Windows Defender Security Center now. Clicking on the Open Windows Defender Security Center button in your screenshot will take you to them.

    Open Windows Defender Security Center in Windows 10 Windows 10 Security System Tutorials

    If you prefer the old Windows Defender UI, then:

    Create Windows Defender Antivirus Shortcut in Windows 10 Windows 10 Security System Tutorials
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  4.    30 Jun 2017 #4
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Hello noaty, and welcome to Ten Forums.

    Windows Defender settings are in the Windows Defender Security Center now. Clicking on the Open Windows Defender Security Center button in your screenshot will take you to them.

    Open Windows Defender Security Center in Windows 10 Windows 10 Security System Tutorials

    If you prefer the old Windows Defender UI, then:

    Create Windows Defender Antivirus Shortcut in Windows 10 Windows 10 Security System Tutorials
    Thanks for your fast reply! Although I can't find the Windows defender security Center page on the App menu as your link in the post shows. But that is definitely the page I need to get to so if there is something I may be doing wrong please let me know. Thanks!

    Edit* I would also like to add that I can get to the Windows Defender page but I cannot get to the settings page (Main reason I want to do this is to turn it off and on when I use other anti virus software or want to download a file that may be considered harmful by the software) I've tried all sorts of ways to turn it off but none have worked windows defender keeps on deleting my files. The settings page on this link is where I need to go I'm having trouble getting there. Open Windows Defender Security Center in Windows 10 Windows 10 Security System Tutorials if there are any other ways to access the page that would help me out a ton thanks!
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  5.    30 Jun 2017 #5
    Join Date : Oct 2013
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17040

    As a test, see if you are able to open Windows Defender Security Center using the shortcut for it from the tutorial below.

    Create Windows Defender Security Center Shortcut in Windows 10 Windows 10 Security System Tutorials
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  6.    30 Jun 2017 #6
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    As a test, see if you are able to open Windows Defender Security Center using the shortcut for it from the tutorial below.

    Create Windows Defender Security Center Shortcut in Windows 10 Windows 10 Security System Tutorials
    I was brought to here (which ive had access to the whole time but my goal is finding the settings tab to turn it off and on) Oh and to mention when I click the settings button on the top right it brings me back to the first picture I posted on this thread Click image for larger version. 

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  7.    30 Jun 2017 #7
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17040

    Was that from using this command: %windir%\explorer.exe windowsdefender:
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  8.    30 Jun 2017 #8
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Was that from using this command: %windir%\explorer.exe windowsdefender:
    Yes it was
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  9.    30 Jun 2017 #9
    Join Date : Oct 2013
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17040

    What build of Windows 10 do you currently have installed?

    Find Windows 10 Build Number Windows 10 General Tips Tutorials
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  10.    30 Jun 2017 #10
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    Charlotte, NC
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    Win10 Home x64 - 1709

    I want to do this is to turn it off and on when I use other anti virus software or want to download a file that may be considered harmful by the software) I've tried all sorts of ways to turn it off but none have worked
    Have you tried the following PowerShell Commands ?

    Turn On or Off Windows Defender Real-time Protection in Windows 10 Windows 10 Security System Tutorials

    Open PowerShell as Admin
    Turn WD Off
    Set-MpPreference -DisableRealtimeMonitoring $true
    Turn WD On
    Set-MpPreference -DisableRealtimeMonitoring $false
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