This is the Error Message I get. Error 0x00070424 The specified service does not exist as an installed service. It looks to me like Windows Defender is completly gone. I looked in Add/Remove programs it is not there. I searched everywhere.. start/services / services / components. Nothing.. I have since then installed Microsoft Essentials I already had Malwarebytes.
I would just ignore it at this point and move on except there are other issues. like slowing of the computer.. and (mouse) skipping accross the screen. I have ran both the programs. plus installed and uninstalled others which included, spybot. defogger, combo fix, RKill, microsoft scanner,disk cleanup, disk defrag. Nothing has worked. My system came back clean on all of them.. ??? What else am I suppose to do. I assume this is all from the win 7 2012 virus. It was really hard to get out of my computer. It was hanging on with fangs. But I got it. IDK maybe something is left that I have missed.. I visited all over the place looking for a download link for windows defender and it's been talked about alot but know one seems to have a link for reinstalling. ???
I'm aware you guys don't want people running combofix and hijackthis before you get help. I have quite a bit experience with them so I tried to resolve this on my own, however, I am not as smart as I thought I was because I have yet to figure this baby out. I need help. 2 weeks ago win 7 2012 hit my computer while on youtube it was a pain to get out and 3 days ago I noticed no windows defenter/ firewall is off , I tried to turn on and the error message I got was the one above.. here is a visual.. ( Oh and I should let you know that the icon for windows defender still appears in my start menu, however, These error messages are what I get when I click on all of them.. Can you help me fix this. Thanks TrishEdit: Moved topic from Windows 7 to the more appropriate forum. ~ Animal