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Windows Defender error message 0x800705b4

Windows Defender error message 0x800705b4.


I'm attempting to remove programs from my startup menu however I am not able to enable Windows Defender to accomplish this task. Please Help! I have followed the recommended steps, to no avail.

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Re: Windows Defender error message 0x800705b4



Let’s follow these steps which should fix the issue.

Step 1

If you have any third party antivirus software and firewall disable them temporarily and make sure that the Windows Firewall is turned on. Then check if the issue reappears.

Step 2

1. Open Run, and  type in services.msc then press Enter.

2. In services window, locate Windows Defender service in the services list.
3. Verify that the Status is Started. If the Status column is blank,
right click on the service and select Start.
4 If you get error trying to force start the Windows Defender service, try to change the Startup Type toAutomatic, and then restart the computer.

Hope the information helps. Please post back and let us know.


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