Microsoft Defender or Window Defender is one of the best real-time antivirus software that ensures your Windows computer is protected from all kinds of threats. This antivirus software is installed by default in the Windows 8 and 10 operating systems. However, when you install third-party software on your Windows computer, Windows Defender will be disabled automatically. If the issue Windows Defender not working on your computer persist, perform the simple and quick methods given below.
Most users have found that Windows Defender not turning on issue can be resolved by restarting the computer. Based on your Windows OS type, the restarting process might vary.
For Windows 10
For Windows 8
If you have any third-party antivirus software on your Windows computer, disable it temporarily to resolve this issue.
Now, check whether the Windows Defender not working problem resolved. If not, perform the next method given below.
The Clean Boot process helps you make sure that third-party software is not blocking the Windows Defender application from working properly.
Now, restart your Windows computer and check whether the Windows Defender not working issue is resolved. If still the issue persist, contact us to get remote assistance in resolving this issue.