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Windows Defender turning itself off?

  cawright1 13:14 08 Jul 2020

Hi all, wonder if you can help me.

Running Windows 10 with all latest updates.

Recently I've been getting the notification that my Windows defender is turned off.

Going into the security centre I try to turn it in, but nothing happens.

I've checked the services and windows defender is running.

Thought it may be to do with my Avira firewall, so turned that off, but still cannot get

defender to turn on.

Interestingly, when I reboot my PC defender IS on.

It gets switched off around 5 mins or so of using the pc, then it cannot be switched on again.

Any ideas what is happening, or how to test stuff?

  Gordon Freeman 14:25 08 Jul 2020

Try some self help via these google items. In short, likely to be your other AV, or even MBAM if you have it, which is causing the problems.

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