Windows Defender Error!

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  1. Dr Hydralisk

    Dr Hydralisk New Member

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    Every time I try to turn on Windows Defender I get that error, I have tried restarting my computer but still not working. I believe this happened because I just uninstalled Norton Internet Security 2010. I have searched Google but nothing work, please help!
     
  2. Celestra

    Celestra Former Moderator

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    I remember when I had "Norton Security" installed there was a fight with Windows over Firewalls. I had to turn the Windows Firewall off. Maybe a firewall is blocking ?
     
  3. Dr Hydralisk

    Dr Hydralisk New Member

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    Nope, still not working..
     
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    cybercore New Member

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    What is your operating system, 7 RC or 7 fnal ? RC can be the problem.

    NIS 2010 could have disabed Windows Defender and stopped its service. Uninstalling NIS did not necessarily turn the service back on.

    1. Make sure that Windows Defender service is running:
    Control Panel -> Administrative -> Services

    2. Try system restore.
    3. Updae your system.
    4. If nothing helps, reinstall Windows Defender:

    1) Click Start, Control Panel.
    2) Click Add or Remove Programs.
    3) Click Windows Defender, and click Remove.

    This will uninstall Windows Defender. You can download and reinstall the updated version from the following link:

    Windows Defender: Home Page
     
  5. Saltgrass

    Saltgrass Excellent Member
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    Microsoft Security Essentials is a big brother to Windows Defender. Have you considered installing it if you do not currently run and anti-virus type program?
     
  6. Dr Hydralisk

    Dr Hydralisk New Member

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    I am running Windows 7 64bit, and it says module cannot be found when I try to start the service, and there is no Windows Defender in the uninstall menu.

    I am all ready running it.

    Windows Defender and Microsoft Security Essentials FAQ

    But I guess I do not need to run it all, so never mind, thank you for the help guys.
     
    #6 Dr Hydralisk, Mar 13, 2010
    Last edited: Mar 13, 2010

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