Windows Defender - Re Enable the Service

  1. Axking101

    Axking101 New Member Bronze Member

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    Some Time ago, i disabled windows defender services manually , because i didnt want an extra service taking space. BUT now i want windows defender back, i tried to download it again, it says i already have it installed, and when i try to run the defender i have it says


    - A problem caused services caused to stop, please manually start the service.-


    Now, i dont know how to re enable Windows Defender
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    axking,

    Please navigate to Start>Run and type services.msc

    Scroll down to "W" for Windows Defender. When you see Windows Defender, right click on it and choose Start. This will allow you to have that program run realtime protection.

    However, I must caution you, you should have only ONE program running realtime protection at any time. Running more than one will cause conflicts.
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