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  1. Posts : 1,337
    W10 pro x64 and W8.1 x86
       06 Apr 2017 #10

    I have just done an upgrade install of CU and could not even find Defender. Cortana couldn't locate it and it was absent from the 'All Apps' list (Shawns second picture above). Everything else was there, just no Defender.

    On a hunch I tried a restart and lo and behold, it has now appeared.
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  2. Cliff S's Avatar
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    Win10 Pro, Win10 Pro N, Win10 Home, Win10 Pro Insider Fast Ring, Windows 8.1 Pro, Ubuntu
       06 Apr 2017 #11

    Mooly said: View Post
    I have just done an upgrade install of CU and could not even find Defender. Cortana couldn't locate it and it was absent from the 'All Apps' list (Shawns second picture above). Everything else was there, just no Defender.

    On a hunch I tried a restart and lo and behold, it has now appeared.
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  3. Posts : 1,337
    W10 pro x64 and W8.1 x86
       06 Apr 2017 #12

    Ha ha ha :)

    If you've any ideas on my other issue posted over in 'Browsers' then I'm all ears I'm actually wondering if something could be configurable in Defender that might be at the root cause of this latest problem. Someones just posted, I'm off to have a look......

    Hope your installs/upgrades went OK anyway Cliff.

    Edit... browser issue mended now :)
    Last edited by Mooly; 06 Apr 2017 at 11:55.
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  4.    12 May 2017 #13

    mmmmmmmmmm... i have about one hours ago obtain the "Creators Update" for windows 10........... i have Avira installed on my Windows and Windows Defender it's disabled but on System Tray i see the Windows Defender Security Center icon whit a little red "X" (say to me i have disabled windows firewall but i know this situation).

    Someone can suggest me how i can disable this little icon ?
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  5. Cliff S's Avatar
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       12 May 2017 #14
    Last edited by Brink; 13 May 2017 at 08:28. Reason: added tutorial link for more info
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  6. Posts : 20
    Windows 10 home
       23 Jun 2017 #15

    I noticed tonight that windows defender or the windows defender security center both are not in my all apps list. When I start ms services it shows that defender is running. I just can't seem to open the security center. When I try to via the settings window, nothing at all happens. No error message, nothing. I rebooted and still nothing.

    My calculator and photo viewer also quit opening but right now I'm more concerned about windows defender since I don't have an alternate av on my system.
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    64bit Win 10 Pro ver 1803 Build 17134.285 and W10 Insider Build 18234
       23 Jun 2017 #16

    If you have a serious number of Apps and windows features not working then it implies there is some underlying corruption of your system files. The quickest way to sort this out is to follow this tutorial. Following it exactly will ensure you keep all your documents and settings. It effectively reinstalls your current version of windows and keeps everything you had previously installed as if you were doing an upgrade.
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