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Windows defender not working

Discussion in 'Windows 8 discussion' started by rob39, May 9, 2013.

  1. rob39

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    Every time I attempt to start windows defender I get an error message 0x80073b01. Up to 5 days ago it was working fine. Any advice
     
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    try system restore to before the problem.
     
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    Done that but for some reason the only date for the restore point is today, and I can't find a way of creating a restore point say for 1 month ago????
     
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    should give you option for more restore points below "todays restore point".
     
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    No it does not give an option for this. I go in to system restore, then choose a different restore point, then in the table the only restore points are 09/05/13 and 11/05/13. How do I restore to a point 3-4 months ago????
     
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    if no more restore points then can't go back 3-4 months. see if windows defender is in the add/remove programs & download windows defender from microsoft. what other anti-virus\spy-malware programs are you using?
     

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