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Cannot restart Defender

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    Cannot restart Defender

    My computer warned me this morning that Windows Defender had been turned off. I had run Sophos anti-virus and MacAfee anti-rootkit yesterday, and when I checked afterwards, Defender was still on.

    When I tried to restart Defender, it kept timing out. And then I learned that you cannot download the Windows 8 version of Defender. So I'm back to AVG, which is working fine.

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  2. #2

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    Windows 8 RP x64

    Win+R -> msconfig -> Select Normal startup and reboot.

    Last edited by Brink; 05 Jun 2012 at 11:47. Reason: Removed unnecessary comment
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    Thanks for the suggestion. In deleting parts of the windows.old folder, I ruined several programs. I just re-installed the new Preview Edition.
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