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Windows defender on windows 8.1

  1. #1

    Windows defender on windows 8.1

    Good day.
    Have a slight issue here,Have just removed the Kaspersky antivirus and went back to windows defender,All went okay except for one problem.
    The windows defender wont start when pc starts I have to select the start red tab on the wd screen,Went into services and it shows two items one WD running on auto and the other WD running manual and when I double click on the maual to try and change to auto the option is all grey'd out.Any help on how to get the WD to run on start up Please.
    Running windows 8.1 acer E1-572 laptop.
    Many thanks.

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  2. #2

    Posts : 1,950
    windows 8.1 Update 1 Pro 64bit

    Did you use the Kaspersky removal tool to uninstall any remnants of it?
    Download Kaspersky uninstall Tool - Removal Tool (Direct Download)Tech Support All

    Knowing what service you are having trouble would help.

    Troubleshoot WD from here:
    Problems starting Windows Defender in Windows 8/8.1 - Microsoft Community
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  3. #3

    Posts : 375
    Win 8.1 64bit

    Plus what Nuccii recommended -

    - Use the Kaspersky Removal Tool and make sure you restart the computer after the removal process. Try a second time if necessary.

    - Check these previous posts:

    - Try a System Restore if necessary.
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  4. #4

    Well many thanks for all the help.With all your help it's all okay now.
    Thank You very much once again
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  5. #5

    Posts : 1,950
    windows 8.1 Update 1 Pro 64bit

    Your welcome, glad all is OK now.
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