Windows 10: I accidentally messed up Windows Defender (help!)

Discus and support I accidentally messed up Windows Defender (help!) in AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security to solve the problem; Hello. I was trying for a method on Youtube to turn off Windows Defender since exclusions was not working, and it kept deleting all my files I need. I... Discussion in 'AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security' started by zach_1542, Aug 9, 2019.

  1. zach_1542 Win User

    I accidentally messed up Windows Defender (help!)


    Hello. I was trying for a method on Youtube to turn off Windows Defender since exclusions was not working, and it kept deleting all my files I need. I did a method where I must of renamed something, I cleared my history so I do not know what the video was. Here is a screenshot of what happeneds when I try to open Windows Defender from the hidden icons. This is an issue since this is causing my PC to not update and I need to update my PC rn, I am on the 2019/07 Cumulative Update Version 1803. It says "Error 0x80070bc9". If anyone can help me get Windows Defender back and so I can update my laptop again? Thanks if you can help, it means a lot. Check out the screenshot when I open Windows Defender. (right after I open Windows Defender, it just closes.) I accidentally messed up Windows Defender (help!) 164a4582-3613-43e6-86bf-44900203aaf0?upload=true.png

    :)
     
    zach_1542, Aug 9, 2019
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    exodusprime1337, Aug 9, 2019
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  3. Arul_D Win User
    Installing Apps on Windows 10 Has Windows Defender Finding Malware

    Hi Tommy,

    Welcome to the Microsoft Community.


    • Is this issue specific to third party apps?
    I would suggest you to open Windows defender and add exclusions and check if it helps. Follow the steps to add exclusions in windows Defender.


    • Type Windows defender settings in the search bar and press enter

    • Under Exclusions click on Add Exclusion
    Hope this information helps. Reply to the post with an updated status of the issue so that we can assist you further.
     
    Arul_D, Aug 9, 2019
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  4. I accidentally messed up Windows Defender (help!)

    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



    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, Aug 9, 2019
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