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Windows Defender don't start-up immediately

  1. #1

    Windows Defender don't start-up immediately


    Hello,

    I am using Windows Defender in W8.

    I see that the Defender becomes only active after a few minutes.

    If the Defender is activated before than everthing is in red , and unable to start it.

    The fault code is than 0x80070426.

    But as explained already after a few minutes everthing is oké.

    Question:
    *does this mean that during that time one is not protected?
    *maybe is it technically as such
    *if no is there a solution for it?

    Regards
    RitaHubert

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  2. #2


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    Windows 8.1


    Seems like Windows Defender is failing to update and the reason could be due to a licensing issue. So, is you Windows 8 installation activated? If so, is the Software Licensing Service running? To check, run servcies.msc:

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  3. #3


    Hello,
    Thanks for your technical advice.

    The indicationon services is the same as you presented.

    I don't understand : is your W8 activated?

    I tried to make a trigger into the taskplanner for the Windows defender but no result.

    I am getting the impression that the delay is normal?
    Our am i missing something?

    PS: the notification tool for Windows Defender is very good (again thanks).

    Regards
    RitaHubert
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  4. #4


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    Services set to Automatic will start during the boot process while services set to Automatic ( Delayed start) will start shortly after boot.

    By default, Windows Denfender was set to Automatic(Delayed Start) so that the boot up process will be a little faster and in addition, Windows Defender also depends on the RPC (Remote Procedure Call) service to start before in order for it to start You can change it from "Automatic(Delayed start)" to "Automatic".

    1. Win+X->Computer Management->Services and Application->Services
    2. Double click on Windows Defender service and change it to "Automatic"
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  5. #5


    Hello,
    Thanks for the information.

    The point is that RPC is set to auotmatic but the Windows Defender is indeed set as delayed but ik can change it (grey)

    Regards
    RitaHubert
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    Windows 8.1


    I don't understand : is your Windows 8 activated?
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    Windows 8.1


    One more thing. If all is well with everything as previously suggested, you could try this 2 part procedure to see if it might fix your issue:

    SFC /SCANNOW Command - Run in Windows 8 (see option 2)

    If errors reported from above, follow this tutorial:

    DISM - Fixing Component Store Corruption in Windows 8

    Good luck.
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  8. #8


    Hello,

    Thanks for the information

    Yes, my W8 is activated ...a product key is shown
    I am not in favor to use restore points ...who nows how far i have to go back ...
    For carrying out the proposed action i will need some time to read everthing an execute it afterwards.

    I will keep you informed.

    Regards
    RitaHubert
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  9. #9


    San Jose - California
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    You need to stop the Windows Defender service first then you can change it to "Automatic".
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  10. #10


    San Jose - California
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    Please ignore the above message. Here's what I found:
    Microsoft must have updated and disabled the option to allow user to change the Start Up type to Automatic. I have done this in the past and now the option is greyed out.

    To satisfy myself, I reloaded the original saved image and indeed I was able to change the Start Up type to Automatic as shown in the screen shot below:


    It makes sense since the RPC service needs to start first so that Windows Defender (MsMpeng.exe) will not fail.

    In addition, to avoid any conflict if you have any third party Anti Virus software installed, Windows will disable Windows Defender.
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