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'Windows Defender turned off' error

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#1 Alex411


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Posted 08 December 2017 - 11:33 PM

I cut my PC on today, got online and then a notification saying  "Defender has been turned off" popped up. I checked and it wasn't. Everything was on and seemed to be working fine. I have Malwarebytes on, but its basic so I don't think that has anything to do with it unlike another person I saw in the forums. I was just wondering if this is a fluke or should I be worried? 

This is on Windows 10

HP laptop

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Posted 09 December 2017 - 06:58 AM

If you check the Microsoft Answers forums you will note that the 'Windows Defender turned off' error is a common complaint even without the use of Malwarebytes. Sometimes a simply reboot of the computer will get it working again.

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