Windows 10: Microsoft Defender Antivirus - Cannot Connect For Updates

Discus and support Microsoft Defender Antivirus - Cannot Connect For Updates in AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security to solve the problem; HelloI'm a 70 year old user and was using Microsoft Security Essentials in my older Desktop with W7 Pro. Now I have a new Desktop with Windows 10 Pro... Discussion in 'AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security' started by Michael Johnson1, Jun 23, 2022.

  1. Microsoft Defender Antivirus - Cannot Connect For Updates


    HelloI'm a 70 year old user and was using Microsoft Security Essentials in my older Desktop with W7 Pro. Now I have a new Desktop with Windows 10 Pro and its my understanding when I formatted, I was also installing 'Microsoft Defender Antivirus' Windows Security? Correct? However during format I wasn't connected to the internet and now when I try to update Microsoft Defender Antivirus Windows Security I'm unable to do that. Instead I get a prompt which says contact the IT Dept.??? On the TAB entitled Account Protection apparently I'm not signed in? If this is the problem, what name/pas

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    Michael Johnson1, Jun 23, 2022
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  2. afornal Win User

    Defender AntiVirus

    There are 4 options under Defender. Two refer to AntiVirus; AntiVirus Network Inspection Service & AntiVirus Services. Under Startup Type these two are listed as manual and the Status column said Inspection Service is running. When I clicked on the Start
    button in Properties, I got an immediate message: "Win.. Def.. Anti.. Serv.. on local comp.. started and then stopped. Some services stop automatically if they are not in use by other services or programs."
     
    afornal, Jun 23, 2022
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  3. Brink Win User
    How to stop “windows defender antivirus service”?

    Hello, *Smile

    If you are wanting to turn off Windows Defender Antivirus, then you could use an option in the updated tutorial below. Be sure to turn off Tamper Protection first in step 1.

    Turn On or Off Windows Defender Antivirus in Windows 10
     
    Brink, Jun 23, 2022
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  4. Microsoft Defender Antivirus - Cannot Connect For Updates

    Defender AntiVirus

    Hello,

    Thank you for sharing this to Microsoft Community. Let's try to start Windows Defender services and see if it helps. Follow these steps:

    • Press Windows + R key and type
      Microsoft Defender Antivirus - Cannot Connect For Updates [​IMG]
      Services.msc and press Enter.
    • Search for the service "Windows Defender".
    • Right click on "Windows Defender" and click Properties.
    • Click Start button.
    • Click Apply and Ok to save changes.
    • Restart the computer and check.

    Let us know how it goes.
     
    Marvin Barc, Jun 23, 2022
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