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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

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

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