Posts under Windows Defender tag.

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Windows Defender on Windows Server 10

Windows Server 10 will ship with Windows Defender. Microsoft has updated its TechNet Library to reflect this position, since Windows Server Technical Preview now includes Windows Defender. As all of us know, Windows Defender is the free malware protection software […]

Update Windows Defender manually in Windows 8

Update Windows Defender manually in Windows 10/8/7

Windows Defender in Windows 10 or Windows 8.1 is set to automatically download and install the definition updates using Windows Update, once a day. If for some reason, your Windows Defender will not update automatically, or if you wish to […]

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Windows Defender is turned off or not working

Windows Defender acts as the first line of defense against any malware, spyware infections that might have affected your computer. Microsoft provides this free anti-malware program to customers using Windows 10/8/7/Vista. It allows end-users to schedule a scan or manually […]

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Windows Defender application failed to initialize Error code 0x800106ba

Windows Defender is a free antivirus software from Microsoft. The program is well known for its reliability, effectiveness, and stability but, occasionally it might turn nonfunctional, displaying the error code 0x800106ba with a short description – Windows Defender application failed […]

Error 0x80508020, 0x800705b4 for Windows Defender

I have never used any third-party antivirus on my system for protection. The reason behind it is excellent working of Windows Defender, which is available as built-in security suite for Windows 10/8. It works in the same strategy as some […]

Error 0x800106a, Windows Defender will not turn on

Windows Defender is one of the best free antivirus software for Windows 10 / 8. Since it is easy and reliable to use, most of the users prefer to use it. Today, we came around an error faced on Windows Defender while […]

Unable to turn on Windows Defender in Windows 10/8/7

When I browse through forums I often find this question asked many times – I am unable turn on Windows Defender manually in Windows 10, Windows 8 or Windows 7 – or Windows Defender won’t or will not turn on […]

How to schedule a Scan in Windows Defender

Microsoft has provided Windows 10/8 with a built-in security software, Windows Defender. Its free, easy to use and has great features like other competitor antivirus software in its class. In this post we will see how to schedule a full […]

Add Scan With Windows Defender To Context Menu In Windows 8

One thing missing in Windows Defender in Windows 8, is a right-click context menu that will allow a user to scan any folder. Recently we told you how you could add features of Windows Defender to the Desktop right-click context menu, that […]

Add Windows Defender features to Context Menu in Windows 8

We all know that Windows 8 has an inbuilt antivirus named as Windows Defender. Howeverin Windows 8 there is no direct link to open Windows Defender, like we open say, Explorer. So if you want to do a quick scan, you have to […]

Microsoft changes behavior of Windows Defender in Windows 8

In Windows 8, Windows Defender is actually Microsoft Security Essentials. Those who have installed Windows 8 may have noticed that Microsoft has rechristened Microsoft Security Essentials as Windows Defender. In its earlier iterations, while the former offered anti-virus protection, the […]

Download Windows Defender Offline Tool

Microsoft has released a new tool called as Windows Defender Offline Tool. While most other security tools remove malware after Windows has started they cannot remove some hard-to-remove malware like Rootkits, as they activate their malicious code before the Windows […]

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Fix: Windows Defender will not update definitions

If your Windows Defender will not update or if you ever encounter an error code (eg. Error code 0x80240029 – Cannot update Windows Defender), when updating this free antivirus software from Microsoft, here is a solution which may help you.  Windows […]

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How to run Windows Defender from the Command Line

Windows Defender, as well as Microsoft Security Essentials, has the ability to scan, update or run other tasks from the command prompt. The application MpCmdRun.exe is situated in the %ProgramFiles%\Windows Defender or %ProgramFiles%\Microsoft Security Essentials folder respectively and is called as […]