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shmu

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I was using Avast, and I suspected it might be causing me certain issues, so I uninstalled it, and presently I use Windows Defender for active protection, and Malwarebytes free edition for scans.

problem is that Defender periodically turns off, and then I get an error message, and I have to turn it back on again.

Any solutions out there?
 

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    PC/Desktop

ectech

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Open Windows Defender and allow it to run an Update. That should solve the problem. You should also make sure all available Windows Updates have been installed.
 

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    Windows 8.1 Enterprise

ectech

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Your welcome.

If you continue to have issue's we can use Windows Powershell to help troubleshoot whats going on. ;)
 

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    Windows 8.1 Enterprise

Borg 386

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    Win 7 32, Win 7 64 Pro, Win 8.1 Pro
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    It's a Dell, Dude.
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    Father is bored too.
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shmu

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I did use one, after seeing it recommended for this problem on utube, but I didn't do a reboot, out of laziness.
now that I did a reboot, so far so good, I hope it keeps, because it's the kind of problem that comes and goes.
 

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    windows 8.1 pro
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    PC/Desktop

Borg 386

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I hope this solves the problem. I've seen this in the past when a AV isn't removed cleanly. It can cause all kinds of little glitches.

I'm guessing as a precaution you ran a scanner to be sure nothing is in your system. Suggest you run Malwarebytes as a precaution. It won't hurt & a it's a good scanner to add to your arsenal. The free version will work fine.

https://www.malwarebytes.org/free/
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win 7 32, Win 7 64 Pro, Win 8.1 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    It's a Dell, Dude.
    CPU
    Intel Caffinated Core Duo
    Motherboard
    Father is bored too.
    Memory
    4 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVidia something-or-another
    Monitor(s) Displays
    24" HD TV/Monitor/Alternative Dimensional Viewing Portal
    Screen Resolution
    Fuzzy after a couple drinks
    Hard Drives
    2 or 3, depending on if it's a night they're arguing about having a "split personality crisis" because I partitioned the drive.
    Case
    Don't get on my case....man
    Cooling
    Scotch on the rocks on the weekends..
    Keyboard
    Mad Catz Cyborg V7. Or maybe Cyborg Catz Are Mad At V7's??? I know it lights up...far out.
    Mouse
    currently being stalked by the cat...
    Internet Speed
    Never fast enough...
    Browser
    Defeated by Mario...wait...OH...BRowser...
    Antivirus
    Various

Borg 386

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:thumb:
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win 7 32, Win 7 64 Pro, Win 8.1 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    It's a Dell, Dude.
    CPU
    Intel Caffinated Core Duo
    Motherboard
    Father is bored too.
    Memory
    4 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVidia something-or-another
    Monitor(s) Displays
    24" HD TV/Monitor/Alternative Dimensional Viewing Portal
    Screen Resolution
    Fuzzy after a couple drinks
    Hard Drives
    2 or 3, depending on if it's a night they're arguing about having a "split personality crisis" because I partitioned the drive.
    Case
    Don't get on my case....man
    Cooling
    Scotch on the rocks on the weekends..
    Keyboard
    Mad Catz Cyborg V7. Or maybe Cyborg Catz Are Mad At V7's??? I know it lights up...far out.
    Mouse
    currently being stalked by the cat...
    Internet Speed
    Never fast enough...
    Browser
    Defeated by Mario...wait...OH...BRowser...
    Antivirus
    Various

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