KB2781197 Breaking Windows Defender?

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by faseone, Mar 16, 2013.

  1. faseone

    faseone MDL Novice

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    Anyone else having an issue with this update breaking Windows Defender? Once this update is installed Windows Defender cannot start on my system.

    Windows 8 PRO x64 with Media Center.
     
  2. PaulDesmond

    PaulDesmond MDL Magnet

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    no issues here. It installed march 13 and everything is running just fine
     
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  3. faseone

    faseone MDL Novice

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    Just re-installed the update and I get this when trying to run Windows Defender as well as messages to turn on spyware protection and virus protection. Any suggestions?

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  4. PaulDesmond

    PaulDesmond MDL Magnet

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    did you try sfc /scannow in CMD prompt just to see if your system is ok?
     
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  5. faseone

    faseone MDL Novice

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    No I haven't. Will do now.
     
  6. PaulDesmond

    PaulDesmond MDL Magnet

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    as admin of course !
     
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  7. faseone

    faseone MDL Novice

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    done and it did find corruptions that were unable to be fixed. I did refresh my PC 2 days ago. I guess I should refresh again?
     
  8. Lacius

    Lacius MDL Junior Member

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    Try running DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth instead.
     
  9. faseone

    faseone MDL Novice

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    Will do, thank you.
     
  10. faseone

    faseone MDL Novice

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    As much as I'd like to play around, I'm just going to do a fresh install. Thank you everyone for your assistance. There's obviously something corrupt.
     
  11. PaulDesmond

    PaulDesmond MDL Magnet

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    remember: when my right toe hurts, something went wrong and as we could see: >>>> it was :D
     
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  12. faseone

    faseone MDL Novice

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    :D

    All working after fresh install. Thanks again.
     
  13. PaulDesmond

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    most welcome :D
     
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