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Yes im using built in windows defender how do I check if the license is valid? I cannot check if windows defender is updated to the latest version because I cannot turn it on.

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Okay lets see what this says.

Please download FSS

  1. Download & run the program.
  2. Make sure all the boxes and ticked & hit Scan.
  3. Once complete, attach the log in your next post.

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Here is the file.

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Hello.
Okay see if this fixes it.


  • Now open a new notepad file.
  • Input this into the notepad file:

    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows Defender]
    "DisableAntiSpyware"=dword:00000000



  • Save this as fix.reg, save it to your desktop.
  • Double click fix.reg to run it.
  • Select yes to the registry merge prompt.


Is WD running now?

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Error it says this: cannot important c:users/Nikolay/Desktop/fix.reg Not all data was successfully written to the registry. Some keys are open by the system or other processes, or you have insufficient privileges to perform this operation.

That's all it says.

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Hello.
Try this method.

Start > Run, type in services.msc. Scroll to near the bottom of the list and look for Windows Defender.

Double click to bring up the information about that service, change the service start type to automatic and and press the Start button if it says not running or unstarted.

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Strange I cant change it to manual to automatic also when I press "start" an error pops up? Here's a screenshot.

https://imgur.com/Q3ZP0QA

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Curious, are you able to download Windows updates?

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Yes I can.

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Hmm, odd.

Either way, I wouldn't rely on WD that much, I'd recommend MBAM.

Download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware from Here

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Okay thanks I already have MBAM but I guess topic closed.
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