Windows 10: How to turn on Windows Defender?

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  1. ShyamShrestha Win User

    How to turn on Windows Defender?


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

    :)
     
    ShyamShrestha, Oct 12, 2018
    #1
  2. Eileen Gal Win User

    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. nofoistapp Win User
    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. Eileen Gal Win User

    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
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