Windows 10: How to Make sure Windows Defender is Working?

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  1. How to Make sure Windows Defender is Working?


    1-today i removed my third party firewall and anti virus cuz many told me defender and windows firewall are better, do u agree with this?
    2-defender is not in the tray so does this mean it's not working real-time?
    3-how to make sure defender and firewall are working well?


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    Raafatrofa, Mar 13, 2020
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  2. Windows Defender Not Working in Windows 10

    Hi,

    Thank you for using Windows 10.

    Sorry for the delayed reply. I suggest you to Set Windows Defender to Automatic - You can set the Windows Defender service to Automatic, Disabled or Manual. Setting it to automatic might solve the problem. Follow these
    steps:

    • Click Start > type services in the Search box > click Services in the Programs list.
    • Search for Windows defender.
    • Double-click Windows Defender, and click Automatic in the start-up box > click OK.
    Also, follow the below mentioned steps and check:

    • Open the Task manager. Here’s a tip: Press CTRL+Shift+ESC.
    • Click File > Run New Task
    • Make sure you have a check mark beside “Create this task with administrative privileges”
    • Type CMD
    • Type the following 2 commands at the CMD prompt:

      dism /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth

      sfc /scannow

    • Close the CMD window
    Keep us posted on the status of the issue and we’ll be glad to help.
     
    Navneet Anand, Mar 13, 2020
    #2
  3. Windows update and windows defender issues

    We suggest you to avoid installing any cleaner or anti-virus software that may interrupt the function of Windows Defender. Make sure that Windows Defender is always on. To do this follow these steps:

    • On the Start menu, type Windows Defender and hit enter.
    • Click Settings.
    • Turn Real-time protection on.
    We also recommend you to install the latest update for Windows Defender.

    Should you have further questions, feel free to get back to us.
     
    Monica Cam, Mar 13, 2020
    #3
  4. How to Make sure Windows Defender is Working?

    Windows Defender Not On

    Hi,



    Welcome to Microsoft Community. Your interest in Windows 10 is much appreciated.



    I would suggest you to try the below methods and check:

    Method 1:

    I would suggest you to run virus scan to make sure the computer is free from virus.

    The Microsoft Safety Scanner is a free downloadable security tool that provides on-demand scanning and helps remove virus, spyware, and other malicious software. It works with your existing antivirus software.

    Microsoft Safety Scanner Download - Windows security



    Method 2:

    Turn the Defender on. Follow the below steps:

    • In search, type Defender.
    • Now make the option ON by moving the slider accordingly.


    Method 3: Run the SFC.

    Follow the below steps:

    • Open Command Prompt.
    • Select “Run as Administrator”.
    • Type “sfc /scannow” without quotes and hit
      Enter.
    Now check for the issue.



    Keep us posted if you face any issues on windows in future. We will be glad to help you.
     
    Annu Singh, Mar 13, 2020
    #4
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