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Hey there, just noticed i missing windows defender?

What happened?
 

  • Used to have malwarebytes installed, but removed it. Decided to rely only on microsoft and their defender/security intelligence features.
  • Also have installed iObit Uninstaller and it reports too there is no antivirus installed on my laptop.
  • Cant find windows defender folder in registry. Watched few online solutions of how to find and see if defender running or is up-to-date and all videos had files in registry editor -> windows defender folder, as you can see in screen shot I dont
  • Cant find in Local group policy editor too. Microsoft Defender Antivirus folder present but also no Windows Defender folder



Whats going on? Where is my defender lol. I run win10 pro for workstations.

Freaking windows yo, but used to him.
Kindly let me know guys
Thanks

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7 minutes ago, Niko7 said:

therefore cant provide log.

You can get these.

  Please download Farbar Recovery Scan Tool and save it to your desktop.

Note: You need to run the version compatible with your system.
You can check here if you're not sure if your computer is 32-bit or 64-bit

  • Double-click to run it. When the tool opens click Yes to disclaimer.
  • Press the Scan button.
  • It will make a log (FRST.txt) in the same directory the tool is run. Please attach it to your reply.
  • The first time the tool is run, it also makes another log (Addition.txt). Please attach it to your reply as well.

Thank you

 

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