Windows 10: Can't start Windows Defender and it seems to be missing from everywhere

Discus and support Can't start Windows Defender and it seems to be missing from everywhere in AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security to solve the problem; I've been running into some issues recently regarding Windows Defender and the fact that I cannot start it in any way possible. Trying to start it... Discussion in 'AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security' started by DenisSavov1, Aug 4, 2019.

  1. Can't start Windows Defender and it seems to be missing from everywhere


    I've been running into some issues recently regarding Windows Defender and the fact that I cannot start it in any way possible. Trying to start it using Services only gives me this error: Can't start Windows Defender and it seems to be missing from everywhere af70a5e9-0eab-4e0f-99b2-c9fa42afe545?upload=true.png
    I've tried cleaning my disk with the Disk Cleanup tool and trying it again, it didn't work. I've tried using sfc /scannow on multiple different occasions and it didn't work. It just says I've got some corrupted files that it couldn't fix and after checking my logs it looks like everything connected to Defender is just corrupted.
    Weirdest thing is that my Windows Security App or whatever it is looks like this: Can't start Windows Defender and it seems to be missing from everywhere e872ee34-9fa3-40d1-8bd7-59ef6f411e6f?upload=true.png

    I read on a couple of forums that restarting Security Center from Services could work but here's the thing, I don't even have the option to do anything with it: Can't start Windows Defender and it seems to be missing from everywhere eafd4dd6-0fb9-4c9c-b0fb-cae2eb728e7d?upload=true.png
    There's nothing there. So at this point I've become desperate as to what to do.

    :)
     
    DenisSavov1, Aug 4, 2019
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