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Windows Defender

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Since March 9th, on my Windows 8 x64 Pro Media Center install, Windows Defender has been unable to complete any scans here. It returns an error code 0x800106ba showing the following screen:

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It would appear I am not alone in experiencing this issue:

http://answers.micro...9e-47bdfe3d2c0b

http://answers.micro...663a3e47?page=1

http://answers.micro...9f-6c19d12a3a30

http://answers.micro...84-e18dd78d634a

I have installed NOD32 and done a complete scan, my system is not infected in any way. I just wondered if any fellow Neowinians are also affected by what appears to be either a software glitch in Windows Defender or in one of it's definition updates to cause this issue?

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I presume that you checked services.msc and the Defender service is enabled and running?

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The service is set as automatic, it's enabled and running. The issue is that no matter which scan type I select, approximately when 90% complete through scan, I will get the error that the service has stopped.

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Click on Support Information button, I think it should provide error codes which you can google.

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I seem to have the exact same problem. :/

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I thought you had to re-register DLL's to correct the problem.

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No, it would appear that a definition update released on the 8th/9th broke Defender and all scans thereafter would fail. Applying the latest definition fixes it and it's working perfectly again.

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Well that saves me from pulling my hair out, as this was bothering me recently

Thanks OP

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