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loshea
Paper Tape
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Location: Canada
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Thinkpad Yoga - Cant turn on Windows Defender

Just got my thinkpad today in the mail. I went about uninstalling the included Norton antivirus trial with the intention of turning on windows defender. I uninstalled Norton in the control panel and then used Norton's removal tool just to make sure.

 

When I tried to turn windows defender on in action center nothing happened. No messages or pop ups or anything. After some googling I was able to edit a defender registry file to let me turn it on. When I try to turn it on now the following happens:

 

Link to picture

 

How can I turn on defender?

 

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Lenovo Technology Partner
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Location: United States
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Re: Thinkpad Yoga - Cant turn on Windows Defender

Did you check if the Defender service is Started and set to Automatic? Here is a similar thread from Microsoft Forums that you can refer:

http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/windows/en-US/642a5e21-2d7f-4122-b26e-811cfe54a89d/window...

 

Thanks!

Harry

Norton Support

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