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. 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. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer The Stealthinator February 23, 2013 6:10:12 AM Anyone else can help? Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumWindows Defender plus Avast ForumWindows Defender Service stops working ForumIs windows defender good and effective as an antivirus? ForumWidow defender is causing problem ForumWindows Defender Detects Trojans-Won't Remove-Avast Doesn't DetectHELP ForumWindows System Defender ForumWindows Defender Definition Updates ForumWindows defender was unable to complete the update: 0x800800 ForumWindows Defender ForumDoublemyspeed.com/cyber defender ? ForumAfter installing Skyrim windows defender turned off ForumXP Defender , Control Panel, .exe's ForumWindows Defender ForumMicrosoft Defender + Microsoft Update + ESET NOD32 Forum[Solved] [Solved] Windows 7 ultimate product key free download More resources Read discussions in other Windows 7 categories Configuration Customization Drivers Security Laptops !