Problem with Windows defender Tags: Windows Defender Windows 7 Last response: February 23, 2013 6:10 AM in Windows 7 Share The Stealthinator February 18, 2013 9:11:34 AM Soon after my 7th reinstall of Windows (on the same system in about 1.5 years), everytime I would try to run Windows Defender, I get this message: http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/24/erroryt.png/ When I click to turn it on, I get this: http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/163/error2v.png/ I have tried logging in as admin and changing Group Policy settings but this doesn't help. This problem on my last install of Windows as well, which was littered with bugs and other problems. It was ONE of many reasons I had to do my 7th reinstall . Any input appreciated! Thanks! More about : problem windows defender noidea_77 a b $ Windows 7 February 18, 2013 9:32:18 AM Did you try to activate it Logged in as administrator as well? The default Group Policy says, normal users can not change security setting. m 0 l The Stealthinator February 18, 2013 9:52:49 AM noidea_77 said:Did you try to activate it Logged in as administrator as well? The default Group Policy says, normal users can not change security setting. I did state I tried that: The Stealthinator said:I have tried logging in as admin and changing Group Policy settings but this doesn't help. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer The Stealthinator February 23, 2013 6:10:12 AM Anyone else can help? m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Solvedwindows defender problem cannot get rid of Forum SolvedI can't turn Windows Defender back on Forum SolvedIs Windows Defender all I need? Forum Solvedis Windows defender any good Forum SolvedIf I cancel Norton and reinstall Windows Defender in Windows 8.1, can I feel completely covered for anti virus, malware protec Forum SolvedWindows Defender vs Antivirus Software?! Forum SolvedWindows Defender...why is it rated so low? Forum SolvedIs Windows Defender's Scanner Reliable? Forum SolvedComodo and windows defender Forum SolvedWindows Defender or Avira Forum SolvedAvast and Windows Defender running simultaneously in Windows 7 Forum Windows Defender on Win8.1: Unable to Start Real Time Protection Forum Windows 8 defender displays sites Norton would have nblocked or warned due to potential viruses. Forum Should i use an antivirus other than built in defender in windows 8.1?? Forum Old style Microsoft Windows Defender, in Windows 8.1 Forum SolvedWindows Defender Service stops during a scan Forum Windows Firewall, Defender and diagnostics service Forum SolvedWindows Defender plus Avast Forum windows defender in windows8 Forum SolvedWindows Defender Forum More resources Read discussions in other Windows 7 categories Configuration Customization Drivers Security Laptops !