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Discus and support Windows Defender in AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security to solve the problem; How is a user to know if Windows Defender is even functional when a virus scan fails to appear in Virus and Threat protection under "last scan". I... Discussion in 'AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security' started by Richard Urban, Apr 30, 2019.

  1. Windows Defender


    How is a user to know if Windows Defender is even functional when a virus scan fails to appear in Virus and Threat protection under "last scan".


    I have gone five days without an entry and then a popup appears that defender has scanned 5 times since "**/**/**" date.


    Come on Microsoft. You can do better than that!!!!!

    :)
     
    Richard Urban, Apr 30, 2019
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  2. Windows Defender problem

    Hi Ernst,

    To troubleshoot this issue, we suggest that you check the Windows Defender service if it's running. If you are using a third party spyware/malware program, it may disable the Windows Defender service. To do this, please follow the steps below:

    • Press Windows + R key.
    • Type services.msc.
    • Right-click Windows Defender service and click
      Start.

    Let us know the result.
     
    Rafael Com, Apr 30, 2019
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  3. window defender


        • You will want to print these instructions for offline reference -
    IMPORTANT => DON'T SKIP ANY STEP perform all Steps in one uninterrupted session - If a Step says to reboot
    reboot.

    Problems starting Windows Defender in Windows 8/8.1/10

    Pləase let us know what fixes the problem or if the pяoblem remains.


        • `~`
     
    José Antonio Pontón Posada CEO, Apr 30, 2019
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  4. Arul_D Win User

    Windows Defender

    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, Apr 30, 2019
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