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opening windows defender error occurred

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    windows 8.1

    opening windows defender error occurred


    error occurred when try opening windows defender this happens

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    Do you have now or had any other AV installed ? Can you check if WD has it's service running ?
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    windows 8.1


    nope no other anti virus installed.
    i cant seem to find windows defender running on task manager
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shoyokid View Post
    nope no other anti virus installed.
    i cant seem to find windows defender running on task manager
    Run services.msc and see if deffender service is running.
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    windows 8.1


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    its running?
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    It's running and started automatically.
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    Posts : 17
    windows 8.1


    how do i open it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shoyokid View Post
    how do i open it?
    From Control Panel ?
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  9. #9


    Posts : 17
    windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by Shoyokid View Post
    error occurred when try opening windows defender this happens

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    this happens when i try open it from control panel
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  10. #10


    Might be something with system files, try: sfc /scannow and dism /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth from administrator command prompt.
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