Hi there everybody. Loaded Windows 8 onto my daughters laptop just before Christmas. Everything worked great. Suddenly around mid January, most of the apps stopped working. The computer is connected to the internet. If I go to the desktop, I can open Google Chrome or IE and browse no problem. If I run IE from the tile, it starts and works. However, I am having the following problems:
- Cannot connect to the store
- Cannot connect to Bing sports
- Windows Defender cannot update virus definitions
- Windows tries checking for updates, but it doesn't actually find any.
So I did a bit of searching to try and figure out how to update windows defender. I found this post
How-to: Force Windows Defender Updates « Everything Express
I followed all the steps and shutdown “Antimalware Service Executable". I tried updating Windows. No luck. But I went back to the tile screen and tried the store and bind sports and they work no problem. In my little pea brain, this seems to be some sort of issue with windows defender. Any idea what the proper fix would be? Thanks.