1.    1 Week Ago #1
    Join Date : Jan 2015
    UK, Midlands
    Posts : 10,993
    Win 10 Pro (1703)

    Defender red x in Taskbar- Actions needed- but what?


    Hi, about 10 days or so ago I noticed the Defender tray icon had started to show a red x - 'Actions Needed'.
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    Clicking on that opens the background window, and clicking on 'View Antivirus Providers' which seems to offer the only apparent reason for the red x gives the foreground window, which has nothing to do with AV providers.

    There's nothing untoward if I expand the dropdowns.
    I use Avast and have SecureAplus (no real time scan) installed.

    I feel I'm missing something obvious, but can't think what it is.... Click image for larger version. 

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    Any ideas? Thanks!
    Last edited by dalchina; 1 Week Ago at 03:55.
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  2.    1 Week Ago #2
    Join Date : Feb 2016
    Maribor, Slovenia
    Posts : 8,918
    Windows 10 (Pro and Insider Pro)

    What happens, if you click on Device performance and health (in Defender home)?
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  3.    1 Week Ago #3
    Join Date : Feb 2015
    Bamberg Germany
    Posts : 17,592
    Win10 Pro, Win10 Pro N, Win10 Home, Win10 Pro Insider Fast Ring, Windows 8.1 Pro, Ubuntu

    You could try running perfmon /report(from cmd, or run, or even File Explorer address bar) and see if it gives you any clues.
    and Cortana:
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  4.    1 Week Ago #4
    Join Date : Feb 2016
    Maribor, Slovenia
    Posts : 8,918
    Windows 10 (Pro and Insider Pro)

    I've got that red cross once. The culprit was health department - one device wasn't properly installed. That's why I asked what shows Health icon.
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  5.    1 Week Ago #5
    Join Date : Jan 2015
    UK, Midlands
    Posts : 10,993
    Win 10 Pro (1703)
    Thread Starter

    All ok, thanks.

    Unable to run perfmon
    - either timeout or
    The Data Collector Set or one of its dependencies is already in use.
    - a common issue..
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  6.    1 Week Ago #6
    Join Date : Jan 2015
    UK, Midlands
    Posts : 10,993
    Win 10 Pro (1703)
    Thread Starter

    Fixed itself... I had an unexpected action centre notification about something it didn't like, cleaned it, and back to green is good again.
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  7.    1 Week Ago #7
    Join Date : Oct 2017
    Posts : 460
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit

    We are glad to hear your issue has been resolved, thank you for letting us know that all is now well!
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