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Unable to start Windows Defender service in Windows 8.1


ssid84

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Hi


I'm having issues enabling the Windows Defender service in Windows 8.1 64-bit after I uninstalled Avast Free Antivirus. I have also used a tool on their website to perform a "complete" cleanup of their software without success.
If I run services.msc all the options are greyed out and service status: Stopped


No other a/v programs installed.


Any hints how to restart the Windows Defender service ?


Thanks
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 64-bit
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    K55VD
    CPU
    i7-3630QM
    Memory
    8GB