How to enable (enable) Windows Defender. –

In Windows 10, 8, 8.1 operating systems, Microsoft has updated its security protection with Windows Defender Antivirus. Windows Defender (formerly known as Microsoft Security Essentials) provides more protection for your Windows system against viruses, trojans, worms, and other malicious programs that can harm your computer.

When you buy a Windows 8 computer today, Microsoft Windows Defender is already bundled into the new operating system, but some OEMs prefer to install trial versions of antivirus protection programs from other manufacturers, such as Norton, McAffee, and others. Defender is disabled. If you don’t like the manufacturer’s antivirus software, you can uninstall it from Control Panel and then enable and use Windows Defender to protect your computer.

(FIX: Windows Defender is turned off and won’t monitor your computer).

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In this article, I will explain how to enable standard Windows antivirus protection (“Windows Defender” in Windows 10 or “Microsoft Security Essentials” if you have Windows 7 or Vista).

How to enable Windows Defender Antivirus (Microsoft Security Essentials) on Windows 10, 8, 7 and Vista OS.

1. You can easily enable Windows Defender from Control Panel. To do this, go to: *

* Attention: Please uninstall any other third-party antivirus before continuing below.

1a. Windows 7: Start > Control Panel.

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1b. Windows 8: Right click on lower left corner and select Control Panel }

windows 8 - open the control panel

2. from “Control Panel” menu items, double click open “The center of action“. (In Windows 10 operating system “Safety and maintenance“element)

windows 8 - control panel - action center

3. “atThe center of action” for settings “Turn it on now“button” to turn onWindows Defender“. *

1. In Windows 7, Vista OS, you need to click “.Turn it on nowbutton next to itVirus protection” options.
2. Click on Windows 10 OS Turn it on now button next to it Protection from spyware and unwanted programs.
3. If nothing happens after clicking the “enable” button, follow the instructions in this guide: How to fix: Cannot start Windows Defender in Windows 10 or Windows 8.

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4. After Windows Defender is activated, you should see the following screen on your computer.

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5. After you turn on Windows Defender, “Update” tab and continue updating the virus database.


6. “atUpdate” options, click the “Update” button to start updating Windows virus and spyware definitions.

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