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How to Start/Stop Windows Defender service

Service name: WinDefend

Display name: Windows Defender


Protection against spyware and potentially unwanted software.

Path to executable:

C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k secsvcs

This method shows you how to Start/Stop Windows Defender service from Services.msc

Please perform the following steps:

Please go to Start and click on the Search programs and files

Type services.msc and press Enter

Locate Windows Defender service observe his current status and open to make changes

From General tab you can Start/Stop and change the Startup type of Windows Defender service

To finish press ok button and close Services window

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