Windows 10: Is there a way to take control over Defender decision making process?

Discus and support Is there a way to take control over Defender decision making process? in AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security to solve the problem; I have been loving Security Essentials and later the Defender, but lately, since 20H2 I think it pissed me off a few times by detecting and deleting a... Discussion in 'AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security' started by Sale_B, Jan 22, 2022.

  1. Sale_B Win User

    Is there a way to take control over Defender decision making process?


    I have been loving Security Essentials and later the Defender, but lately, since 20H2 I think it pissed me off a few times by detecting and deleting a file flagged as potentially unwanted software. If it is an application, it is not a very big deal because a user sees that the application is missing and can search for it in Protection history, but when a file from the Documents folder gets removed, the user does not know it until he needs the file.A few versions back, I think that it was 1902 during the update it had lost the list of excluded folders and deleted everything before asking anythi

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    Sale_B, Jan 22, 2022
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  2. GNJha Win User

    Boot Process

    Hi,

    Please suggest me a link that can explain the boot process step by step of ...

    • Windows 7,
    • Windows 8.1,
    • Windows 10,
    • Windows Server 2008 R2 and
    • Windows Server 2012 R2

    With Regards

    InTech
     
    GNJha, Jan 22, 2022
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  3. John Sarc Win User
    windows defender

    Hi,

    Let me give you the easiest way to turn on the Windows Defender. Follow the steps below:

    • Press Windows key + X > Control Panel.
    • From Control Panel, type Windows Defender in the search box located on the right corner (Windows Defender will show up as one of the results).
    • Click on the Windows Defender, and click on the Turn On.

    We appreciate if you update us with the result.
     
    John Sarc, Jan 22, 2022
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  4. Is there a way to take control over Defender decision making process?

    Windows Defender

    Hi Jacqueline,

    Thank you for posting your query in Microsoft Community.

    I understand your concern, and we in Community will try to help you in the best possible way we can.

    Please follow the below steps and check:



    Step 1: Enable Windows defender from control panel

    • Press Windows + X, Click on control panel.
    • On right top corner click on View and then choose large items.
    • Now from the list click on Windows Defender and try to enable it.
    If not try to enable it from services.

    Step 2: Enable Windows defender from services.msc.

    • Press Windows + R, to open run prompt.
    • Type services.msc and press enter to open services list.
    • Under services look from Windows defender service and start the service.
    If you face any issue while troubleshooting, please provide the outcome, so that we can work on your issue.

    Hope the information helps, if you have any further queries, feel free to post. We are here to assist you.

    Thank you.
     
    Guru Kiran G, Jan 22, 2022
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