REAL TIME PROTECTION DOESN'T STAYED ON


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Karenor

I have installed and then uninstalled Windows Defender three times. Each
time I ask for Real Time Protection to be enabled. When my computer has been
turned off and I restart the computer I get a message saying that Real Time
Protection is turned off and to click to turn it on. I have used Windows
Defender for quite a while. This started happening about two weeks ago which
is why I installed and then reinstalled. Does anyone have any ideas of how
to get the Real Time Protection to stay turned on?

Thanks,
Karen
 
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Alex

I get the same thing ever since I restored my OS to it's factory settings.
I'm running Windows Vista Home Premium Service Pack 2 on a Dell Studio 1537.

Every time I turn on teh computer, Windows Defender fails to start. When I
go to start it manually I get a message saying it's been turned off and wont
protetc my computer.

I can't find a way of reinstalling defender only as it says it's already
included in my version of Vista and the install terminates.

Any ideas?
 
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Bill Sanderson

If this isn't caused by other antivirus/antispyware software you've
installed, this should resolve the problem.

Go to start, all programs, accessories, and right-click command prompt.

Choose "run as administrator."

In the resulting elevated command prompt, type:

sfc /scannow

and hit enter.
This will take some time, and you should reboot the machine when it
completes.
Let me know how this comes out--I've had a single report that this didn't
resolve the situation, and multiple reports that it does. I don't know what
the issue is with the failure case.
 

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