windows defender wont turn on


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adamb00

my windows defender has always been on and now it has turned itself off and
will not go back on.

i use windows xp and internet explorer - all my security settings are green,
firewall on, automatic updates working properly, my malware / antivirus is
microsoft and on and i just did a scan and it said everything was fine.

if i try to turn windows defender on it says

'Windows Defender encountered an error 0x800106ba. A problem caused this
program's service to stop. To start the service, restart your computer or
search Help and Support for how to start a service manually'

if i re-start my computer it just says the same.

the reason i was checking was because over the last 2 days my computers
speed dropped vastly and at the same time i noticed that my hotmail was
sending out 100's of spam emails. do you think this is in anyway related to
my defender being off?

like i said all the security settings are green and all scans say that the
computer is fine. i just need defender on. any ideas?
 
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rmdjh

adamb00 said:
my windows defender has always been on and now it has turned itself off and
will not go back on.

i use windows xp and internet explorer - all my security settings are green,
firewall on, automatic updates working properly, my malware / antivirus is
microsoft and on and i just did a scan and it said everything was fine.

if i try to turn windows defender on it says

'Windows Defender encountered an error 0x800106ba. A problem caused this
program's service to stop. To start the service, restart your computer or
search Help and Support for how to start a service manually'

if i re-start my computer it just says the same.

the reason i was checking was because over the last 2 days my computers
speed dropped vastly and at the same time i noticed that my hotmail was
sending out 100's of spam emails. do you think this is in anyway related to
my defender being off?

like i said all the security settings are green and all scans say that the
computer is fine. i just need defender on. any ideas?
 
R

rmdjh

I can use WINDOWS DEFENDER if I leave my PC on 24/7. Otherwise it tells me WC
is turned OFF. I am the administrator{ that turns it on}, but if I click out
of the program I have to restart everytime. Why doesn't Microsoft just give
us a solution? I believe it's essential for my computers health, but there's
somone not saying anything.
 
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BillieBob

adamb00 said:
my windows defender has always been on and now it has turned itself off and
will not go back on.

i use windows xp and internet explorer - all my security settings are green,
firewall on, automatic updates working properly, my malware / antivirus is
microsoft and on and i just did a scan and it said everything was fine.

if i try to turn windows defender on it says

'Windows Defender encountered an error 0x800106ba. A problem caused this
program's service to stop. To start the service, restart your computer or
search Help and Support for how to start a service manually'

if i re-start my computer it just says the same.

the reason i was checking was because over the last 2 days my computers
speed dropped vastly and at the same time i noticed that my hotmail was
sending out 100's of spam emails. do you think this is in anyway related to
my defender being off?

like i said all the security settings are green and all scans say that the
computer is fine. i just need defender on. any ideas?
 
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Well, i think even if ur security was running it prolly wouldn't block what ever it is that's on ur computer. from the sounds of it u prolly have a keylogger or spyware, these are programs that allow a hacker to secret log on to ur computer and see what ur doing. this is even more likley if ur email is based on your computer and not online. if im right u have two options. 1 download another antivirus software, 2 if it fails... call the geek squad.
 
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