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windows defender error code 0x80070424

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#1 pitch1962


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Posted 22 November 2013 - 04:38 AM

when i try to turn on windows defender i get a message that says windows defender is turned off with a link that says "turn on and open windows defender." when i click on this link it says "windows defender encountered an error: 0x80070424. the specified service does not exist as an installed service." when i downloaded and tried to install the windows defender software it says "you do not need to install this software because windows defender is included in windows vista. you can access windows defender from the security section of the windows control panel." but of course i can't do this because of the error code. any help will be greatly appreciated. thanks

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#2 jhayz


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Posted 22 November 2013 - 06:56 AM

:welcome: to Bleeping Computer Forums :)

Download MiniToolBox and run the program. Select
List Last 10 Event Viewers, List Installed Programs and List Users, Partitions and Memory Size then click Go.
A notepad will open then copy-paste the report on your next reply.

Download then runFarbar Service Scanner and checkmark all boxes.
Click Scan and then a Notepad text will open. Copy-Paste the report on your next reply.


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