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Cannot get Defender to activate

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    Cannot get Defender to activate


    I just uninstalled Norton using the Norton Removal Tool. I cannot get Defender to activate. Get error message that activation "timed out." Any suggestions??

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    Learned that I needed to allow Defender by adding it to allowed programs in Windows Firewall. Rebooted and everything A-OK.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Cannot get Defender to activate
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