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how to turn windows defender on again

  1. #1


    Posts : 1
    windows 8.1

    how to turn windows defender on again


    cannot turn on windows defender. just get message box saying turned off.

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  2. #2


    Posts : 22,576
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Pamela, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    Do you have a 3rd party antivirus program installed?

    If so, then Windows Defender will be disabled by default and cannot be turned on until the 3rd party AV program has been uninstalled.

    If not, then the tutorial below may be able to help.

    Windows Defender - Turn On or Off in Windows 8

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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