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Windows Defender wont stay turned on


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#1 Richard-4137

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Posted 27 May 2010 - 06:43 PM

Windows Defender will not stay turned on. I can get it to start, update, and scan to completion, but the next time I start up, I have to do it all over again. True for both admin and regular user (both me). Otherwise system runs fairly normally.

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#2 Richard-4137

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Posted 31 August 2010 - 07:05 AM

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Posted 01 September 2010 - 06:03 PM

Did you do what was suggested and create a new profile?

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Posted 01 September 2010 - 08:46 PM

Using one I had previously created just as a spare or guest user. Have long since transferred everything to it. I don't know if the defender problem is related to the earlier virus issue or not.

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Posted 02 September 2010 - 02:34 PM

Can you reinstall Windows Defender in Vista? I can't quite remember if it built into Windows Vista (I run XP). If you can, try that.

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Posted 04 September 2010 - 05:28 AM

I can't re-install.

I went into the Services dialog in Contol Pamel. Defender showed neither Stopped nor Started. When I tried to start it I got an error message that it started but stopped again.

I have also noted that Spybot reports that Task Scheduler is disabled but Services shows it to be working. ?

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Posted 04 September 2010 - 06:01 AM

1) You could check that the settings are ok:
Control Panel > Classic View > Windows Defender > Tools > Options.
Make sure the 'Automatically scan my computer' box is ticked.

2) Back to Control Panel > Administrative tools > Services
Find Windows Defender, double-click it and check that it is set to Automatic start-up type.

3) Reboot and does it work..?

If that doesn't work read http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/218830-w...nable-turn.html

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Posted 05 September 2010 - 01:26 AM

It also can depend on which antivirus you have installed. If you're using one of the other Microsoft security products, you will more than likely run into issues keeping Defender turned on since it has realtime protection that might conflict with the other product.

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