Help! I get a Widows Defender "failed to initiate" window at start


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Guest

You guys amaze me with your helpful insight.

Dave M said:
You're not alone there, I think that 64 bit download needs the further
clarification that it's not for the standard XP 32 bit installation in the
WD download pages as many people report making that same mistake. The
average computer user has no idea of what x64 even means, nor do they want
to dig through the fine print to find out:

From the main download page:
"To download the x64 version of Windows Defender, click here"

Then on the linked x64 page but buried in the verbiage and at the same font
size:
"Please be sure to use WindowsDefenderX64.msi for 64-bit platforms."
 
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Guest

Hi... I'm having the very same problem and I can't figure out why I'm
getting that message! I haven't "done" anything to my computer and, like
some of the others, this started just a few days ago. I removed the program
(via Control Panel) but I'm not even sure that I should re-install it because
I've got Secure Resolutions Anti Cybercrime (with anti virus, etc., etc.,
etc.) and I'm afraid that by re-installing the Windows Defender, that they
will conflict with each other. Any advice, suggestions???
 
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Guest

Re: Defender Error Message... I got as far as de-installing it (Add/Remove
programs) however, I'm wondering if I should install the new version as I
have the Secure Resolutions anti-virus/spam, piracy, etc., etc., etc.)
program installed and I'm concerned that doing so will cause a program
conflict. Any words of wisdom out there for me?
 
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Guest

anon said:
Same error here.

Posts below say to remove (expired) beta and install updated WD.

But when I tried to download, I was asked to download and install the
Windows Validation program - which I DO NOT WANT TO DO.

ALL of my programs are honest programs so validation would NOT fail.

Because there are other issues with WV I don't want to install it.

Any work-around???
 
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Dave M

Mimi;

Windows Defender Beta expired for every user on 12/31/06. If your not
using the later and final releases of Defender which came out in November
of 2006 then the program is expired. If your running Windows 2000, that
operating system is no longer supported by WD. An upgrade to the final RTM
product release requires a manual download from Microsoft.

From the installation release notes:

"You do not need to remove other antispyware or antivirus programs to run
Windows Defender. Other programs or Windows Defender might prompt you to
allow or block an action, but there are no other known incompatibilities
between Windows Defender and other antispyware or antivirus programs."

I might add, a few of the major competitors do make it more difficult to
run Defender... but I wouldn't expect Anti Cybercrime to be on that short
list... I'm speaking of later releases of Norton and McAfee specifically.
While it's never a good idea to run multiple Anti-virus programs, it's
actually often recommended to run multiple anti-spyware programs, if not in
real time at least using a secondary AS as a reality check using background
on demand scans. I'm personally running 2 other real-time AS programs and
having no conflicts with Defender, and three others have been run
concurrently before their trial expired.
 
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Guest

All I can say is "THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!" Like several others I
thought I did something wrong to my computer! And by the way, if there are
Windows staff members monitoring this site: the message telling us to restart
or go to "Help and Support" was completely useless and very frustrating!
 
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Guest

Thanks "Anonymous Bob", I was receiving the 0X800106ba message, application
failure message. I tried restarting the computer to no avail. My free chats
with Microsoft were used up. So I tried the Newsgroup Discussion and found
the answer in your message. I used the weblink and did the free download you
posted. It worked. I restarted the computer and had no failure message.
Thanks again
 
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tlinzalone

how did you un-install the beta version?
I'm not that literate with computers. Thanks for your consideration and
Merry Christmas
t
 
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dustin M

I have the same problem and u guys keep sayin, that its because of win2k and
xp i'm running vista and have the same problem so it cant be just the
microsoft explaination that we are getting I what is stopping it from running
 
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Dan

Dave M said:
Mimi;

Windows Defender Beta expired for every user on 12/31/06. If your not
using the later and final releases of Defender which came out in November
of 2006 then the program is expired. If your running Windows 2000, that
operating system is no longer supported by WD. An upgrade to the final RTM
product release requires a manual download from Microsoft.

From the installation release notes:

"You do not need to remove other antispyware or antivirus programs to run
Windows Defender. Other programs or Windows Defender might prompt you to
allow or block an action, but there are no other known incompatibilities
between Windows Defender and other antispyware or antivirus programs."

I might add, a few of the major competitors do make it more difficult to
run Defender... but I wouldn't expect Anti Cybercrime to be on that short
list... I'm speaking of later releases of Norton and McAfee specifically.
While it's never a good idea to run multiple Anti-virus programs, it's
actually often recommended to run multiple anti-spyware programs, if not in
real time at least using a secondary AS as a reality check using background
on demand scans. I'm personally running 2 other real-time AS programs and
having no conflicts with Defender, and three others have been run
concurrently before their trial expired.
 
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Bill Sanderson

Dan, you are quoting from ancient advice which is no longer relevant. Start
a new thread, and state what happened or didn't as plainly and clearly as
possible.

Please include what version of Windows, and perhaps what other antivirus or
antimalware software you may have installed.
 
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Bill Sanderson

What antivirus application are you running?

dustin M said:
I have the same problem and u guys keep sayin, that its because of win2k
and
xp i'm running vista and have the same problem so it cant be just the
microsoft explaination that we are getting I what is stopping it from
running
 
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Jack Rickwood

sinseh said:
My windows defender keeps failing to initiate at startup. Instead, I
received a small popup window that said that defender failed to start and I
should either restart my PC, (which I did, and it continues to fail to
initiate), or go to the help and search to start a program manually. I tried
that too, but I get the same popup window about failure to initiate. What
went wrong? How do I get windows Defender to initiate upon startup like it
was before? I can't even find out which version I am using because it won't
open.
Thanks!!
Sinseh
 
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wally

Just picked up a Dell Inspirion for nmy 9 year old. Lots of problems with
Dell. I received the message "application failed to initiate 0x800106a for
Windows Defender. After a few hours of trying to fix I decided to unistall
the McAfee trial as I figured in some way the virus programs were
conflicting. I was right. Rebooted after unistalling and Windows Defender is
scanning this Laptop as I write this message. Bouht McAfee program and plan
to instal it in a few minutes. I little afraid to do so. Hope this helps.
 
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dugydip2662

i thik sonething wrong with windows defender it will not even download on to
laptop
 
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