Windows 10: Windows Defender

Discus and support Windows Defender in AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security to solve the problem; I have Windows 8.1 and am trying to turn on Defender. I have no other virus protections downloaded. Under Updates, any updates for Defender were... Discussion in 'AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security' started by condogal_50, Mar 1, 2021.

  1. Windows Defender


    I have Windows 8.1 and am trying to turn on Defender. I have no other virus protections downloaded. Under Updates, any updates for Defender were always CANCELLED. Here are some error messages: 8024000B - KB2267602-version 1.307.1571.0. I've read every solution out there but none of them worked. I believe I turned it off a few years ago. I read that perhaps it can not be turned back on. Any advice will be appreciated. Thank you.

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    condogal_50, Mar 1, 2021
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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, Mar 1, 2021
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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.


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    José Antonio Pontón Posada CEO, Mar 1, 2021
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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, Mar 1, 2021
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