Windows 10: Windows Defender


  1. Posts : 51
    Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64-bit
       04 Jul 2017 #1

    Windows Defender


    The Windows Defender shows in the System Taskbar a red crossed circle in the lower right part of the icon.
    The virus definitions are up to date and after a scan there are no virusses found.
    settings: Real-time protection, Cloud-based protection, Automatic sample submission are On.
    I use Windows 10 Home Edition with the latest updates installed.
    What causes this red cross in the Defender icon (I didn't see it before)?
    Thanks for all info,
    gabriŽl
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  2. philc43's Avatar
    Posts : 3,561
    64bit Win 10 Pro ver 1803 Build 17134.285 and W10 Insider Build 18234
       04 Jul 2017 #2

    Right click on the icon and select open. In the window which opens you should see the reason for the red cross. It could be a performance and health related issue.
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  3. Posts : 51
    Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64-bit
    Thread Starter
       04 Jul 2017 #3

    a full scan , no virusses found and the icon changed to a green checkmark.
    thanks a lot, gabriŽl
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  4. philc43's Avatar
    Posts : 3,561
    64bit Win 10 Pro ver 1803 Build 17134.285 and W10 Insider Build 18234
       04 Jul 2017 #4

    That's good!
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