Windows 10: Windows Defender

Discus and support Windows Defender in AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security to solve the problem; Hi, I extracted a ZIP-file and got a notification saying that it contained a severe threat. I immediately deleted it, uninstalled all related apps, and... Discussion in 'AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security' started by Rivi Kathriarachchi, Mar 6, 2021.

  1. Windows Defender


    Hi, I extracted a ZIP-file and got a notification saying that it contained a severe threat. I immediately deleted it, uninstalled all related apps, and ran a full scan. When I went to protection history, it said that the infected file with the severe threat had been "Remove OR Restored".

    Does this means that the virus was restored?


    Also, if there was a virus in my computer, a full scan can find it and remove it right?

    Please reply, as I am afraid.


    I also ran a few quick scans, and am running a full scan.


    P.S. I use Windows Defender on my on my windows 10.

    :)
     
    Rivi Kathriarachchi, Mar 6, 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 6, 2021
    #2
  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, Mar 6, 2021
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  4. Windows Defender

    Windows update and windows defender issues

    We suggest you to avoid installing any cleaner or anti-virus software that may interrupt the function of Windows Defender. Make sure that Windows Defender is always on. To do this follow these steps:

    • On the Start menu, type Windows Defender and hit enter.
    • Click Settings.
    • Turn Real-time protection on.
    We also recommend you to install the latest update for Windows Defender.

    Should you have further questions, feel free to get back to us.
     
    Monica Cam, Mar 6, 2021
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