Windows 10: How to turn on Windows Defender?

Discus and support How to turn on Windows Defender? in AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security to solve the problem; How to turn on windows defender in this computer with Windows 8?... Discussion in 'AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security' started by ShyamShrestha, Oct 12, 2018.

  1. How to turn on Windows Defender?


    How to turn on windows defender in this computer with Windows 8?

    :)
     
    ShyamShrestha, Oct 12, 2018
    #1

  2. WINDOWS DEFENDER is turned off

    Hi Ahmed,

    Since you're not able to turn on Windows Defender as well, we'd like to know if you have made any changes recently prior to this issue. In the meantime, you may follow the steps below on how to turn on Windows Defender manually:

    • Type Windows Defender in the Search bar and press
      Enter.
    • Go to Settings and make sure that the Turn on real-time protection recommended option is turned on.
    Same thing with the other members who are having the same issue, we suggest that you check if the service was setup to
    Automatic in the Services option. Please follow the steps that we've provided last
    September 3, 2017.

    Let us know how if you were able to turn it on properly by changing the Startup type to Automatic.
     
    Eileen Gal, Oct 12, 2018
    #2
  3. windows defender turned off.....................

    @atramsuraj: You can
    read this post
    and follow the given steps to re-enable your Windows Defender. And, by the way:

    • What OS are you running?
    • Are you also using 3rd-party security program? If so, please consider disabling it, as some could turn off Windows Defender automatically.
     
    nofoistapp, Oct 12, 2018
    #3
  4. How to turn on Windows Defender?

    WINDOWS DEFENDER is turned off

    Hi Roger,

    Windows Defender is our first line of defense against any spyware or malware infections that may harm our computer. To turn on Windows Defender manually, you may follow the steps below:

    • Type Windows Defender in the Search bar and press
      Enter.
    • Go to Settings and make sure that the Turn on real-time protection recommended option is turned on.

    If it will not turn on manually, you may need to check if the program was set to Automatic in the Services. Please follow the steps that we've provided last September 3, 2017.

    Should you have other questions, don't hesitate to let us know.
     
    Eileen Gal, Oct 12, 2018
    #4
Thema:

How to turn on Windows Defender?

Loading...
  1. How to turn on Windows Defender? - Similar Threads - turn Defender

  2. steps to turn on windows defender protection by way of admin.?

    in AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security
    steps to turn on windows defender protection by way of admin.?: my windows defender is in off mode, and I don't have any thing conflicking with WD. https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/protect/forum/all/steps-to-turn-on-windows-defender-protection-by/8d34b946-a68f-497a-9ce2-646d567b4f6e
  3. Can't turn on,scan or any other thing through Windows Defender

    in AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security
    Can't turn on,scan or any other thing through Windows Defender: I can't scan through my windows defender even I can't see the scan dialogue windows.When I tried to turn it on then the following windows have shown...[ATTACH][ATTACH][ATTACH]...
  4. Cannot Turn Windows Defender On

    in AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security
    Cannot Turn Windows Defender On: When I go to the Windows Security and Virus Protection screen, I get the following screen. I don't knowingly have any virus protection running. How do I determine what program may be causing this and get rid of it?[ATTACH]...
  5. Can't turn on Windows Defender

    in AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security
    Can't turn on Windows Defender: In Windows security, it says it is being managed by my organization?? How do I change this so that I can use Windows Defender? https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/all/cant-turn-on-windows-defender/93ca22d3-4d33-4a4d-b51f-99413768d891"
  6. How do I turn off Defender/Windows Security? Win 10

    in AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security
    How do I turn off Defender/Windows Security? Win 10: I need to turn off my Defender so that I can run System Restore. According to all of the replies in Bing, this is what I should do: To turn Windows Defender Firewall on or off, select the Windows logo Start button, and then select Settings / Gear-shaped Settings icon >...
  7. Problems turning Defender back on. Window 10

    in AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security
    Problems turning Defender back on. Window 10: I had to turn off my Defender to enable System Restore. After that had completed I went back to Defender to turn it back on. But whatever I do it's still showing an error. All the replies in Bing say To turn Windows Defender Firewall on or off, select the Windows logo Start...
  8. Windows Defender is turned off. How do I turn it on?

    in AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security
    Windows Defender is turned off. How do I turn it on?: Somehow Windows Defender was turned off. I have spent the better part of the afternoon searching and trying to turn it back on. How and where do I do it? Help, please! * Moved from Windows 8.1/Security * Original title: Windows Defender...
  9. how can i turn off windows defender on windows 8

    in AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security
    how can i turn off windows defender on windows 8: sir how can i turn off windows defender on windows 8 <Moved from Windows Insider forum> https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/protect/forum/all/how-can-i-turn-off-windows-defender-on-windows-8/3882bdfa-d99e-42d8-a5a1-121cdb7bf839
  10. Turn off Windows Defender

    in AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security
    Turn off Windows Defender: Hi I'm trying to turn off Windows Defender as recommended by Sophos the new antivirus software I am getting. But when I followed the instructions online I didn't have an option to manage setting on the last step. I have an hp envy 360 that I just bought and I think it may be...