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Aug 19, 2020 Hi, I'll be quick I can't turn on windows defender in services msc - it's grayed out i have admin privileges, adding 2nd admin doesn't help there's no disableantispyware in reg policies there is no. I have three computers on the same network. All running Win 10 Pro. About 2 weeks ago two of the computers stopped getting updated from MWB. Tagged Error CodeOxc0000022, malwarebytes unable to connect to the service, malwarebytes unable to start. Source: How to Fix: Malwarebytes ‘Unable to connect to service’ Error www.infopackets.com. Hi tronixmart, the problem is not a bad key. First of all, if you are using Win 7 Home Premium (as I am), Home Basic, or Starter, you will not have a Local Users and Groups option.

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Last updated on October 4th, 2020

On a Windows 10-based computer, the Defender Antivirus Security Center may encounter the error: ”

Threat Service has stopped. Restart it now

.” The easy way to fix the problem, is to press the “Restart now” button to start the threat service, but in some cases this doesn’t work

and you receive a new error message that says ”

Unexpected error, Sorry, we ran into a problem. Please try again.”

This tutorial contains instructions to fix the following problem in Windows 10 Defender Virus & threat protection status: ”

Threat Service has stopped. Restart it now

.”

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How to FIX: Threat Service has stopped. Restart it now, in Windows 10.

Method 1. Uninstall Third-party Antivirus.

First of all ensure that you haven’t installed any other third-party antivirus on your machine, because when you install a third party antivirus in Windows 10, the Windows Defender security is disabled automatically, and the “Threat Service has stopped. Restart it now” error in Windows Security center is just an informational message..

Method 2. Check your system for viruses.



Important:


The next step to resolve the Defender error ”

Threat Service has stopped. Restart it now

” in Windows 10, is to make sure that your computer is 100% clean from harmful programs like rootkits, malware or viruses. To accomplish this task, follow the steps from this
Quick Malware Scan and Removal Guide
. If, after ensuring that your PC is virus free and the threat service is unable to start, continue to the methods below.

Method 3. Modify the Registry Policy for the Windows Defender.


1. Open

Registry Editor. To do that:

1. Simultaneously press the

Win

+

R

keys to open the run command box.

2. Type

regedit

and press

Enter

to open Registry Editor.


2.

Navigate to this key at left pane:


  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREPoliciesMicrosoftWindows Defender


3.

Now look at the right pane if you can see a DWORD value named:

DisableAntiSpyware


A.

If you find the ‘DisableAntiSpyware DWORD then double click on it and change its value data from 1 to

0


B.

If you don’t find the “DisableAntiSpyware’ DWORD value, then:

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1. Right-click at an empty space on the right pane, and from the menu that appears, choose:

New

>

DWORD (32-bit) Value.

2. Name the new value:

DisableAntiSpyware

and press

Enter.


4.


Close

Registry Editor.

5. Restart

your computer.

Method 4. Enable the Windows Defender Antivirus Service in Registry.


1. Open

Registry Editor.

2.

Navigate to this key at left pane:

  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMCurrentControlSetServices

    WinDefend


3.

At the right pane, modify the

Start

REG_DWORD value, from 4 to

2


4.

Close registry editor and

restart

your computer. *


* Note:

If you cannot modify the Start value, with error: ”

Cannot Edit Start: Error writing the value’s contents

“, then try to modify the registry in Safe Mode and if you fail again, continue to the next method.

Method 5. Enable the Windows Defender Antivirus Service in Registry OFFLINE

Step 1. Create a System Restore Point. *

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* Note:

This step is optional, but, for precautionary reasons I suggest to create a restore point of your system current state in order to
restore your PC
if something goes wrong.


To Create a restore point:


1.

Open Windows Explorer.

2.

At the left pane, right-click on “This PC” icon and select

Properties

.

3.

Click

System Protection

.

4.

At System Protection settings, click

Configure

.


5.

At Restore Settings window:

a. Check the

Turn on system protection.

b. Adjust the maximum disk space used for system protection, to (about) 10-15% of the maximum disk space.

c. Click

OK

.

6. Now click

Create

to create a restore point of the current state.


7.

Type a recognizable name for the restore point and click

Create.

When the operation is completed, continue to step-2.

8.

Step 2. Modify the ‘WinDefend’ registry key Offline.


1.

Proceed and start Windows 10 in recovery mode. To do that use one of the following ways:


A. From Windows GUI:

Right click on

Start

menu and then press the

Restart

button while pressing the

SHIFT

key on your keyboard.

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B. From Windows Sign-in screen:

Click on the

Power

button and then choose

Restart

while pressing the

SHIFT

key on your keyboard.


2.

At Recovery options, go to

Troubleshoot

->

Advanced Options

->

Command Prompt

. (Your computer will restart)

3.

After restart, select an account with administrative privileges, type the password (if any) and click

Continue

.

4.

In command prompt window type

regedit

and press

Enter

.


5.

In Registry Editor,

highlight

the

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE

key.


6.

From

File

menu, select

Load Hive.


7.

At

‘Look in’

select the disk where Windows are installed on (commonly is listed as disk “D:”).

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8.

Now navigate to the following path on the OS disk:


  • Windowssystem32config


9.

Highlight the

SYSTEM

file and click

Open

.


10.

Type a Key Name for the offline registry database (e.g. ”

Offline

“) and press

OK

.


11.

Now navigate at the following registry key:

  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINEOfflineSYSTEMControlSet001ServicesWinDefend


12.

At the right pane, modify the

Start

REG_DWORD value, from 4 to

2

and click

OK.


13.

When done, highlight the key you previously created (e.g. the ”

Offline

” key ) and from the

File

menu, choose

Unload Hive

to write back the changes you made to the Registry.


14.

Select

Yes

when asked to unload the current key,


15. Close

the ‘Registry Editor’ and the ‘Command Prompt’ windows.

16.

Click

Turn off your PC.


17.

Power On you PC and boot to Windows normally.

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Method 6. FIX Windows Problems with DISM & SFC tools.


1.

Open command prompt as administrator. To do that:

1. In the Search box type:

cmd

or

command prompt

2. Right click on the

command prompt

(result) and select

Run as Administrator

.


2.

At the command prompt window, type the following command & press

Enter:


  • Dism.exe /Online /Cleanup-Image /Restorehealth


3.

Be patient until DISM repairs the component store. When the operation is completed, (you should be informed that the component store corruption was repaired), give this command and press

Enter

:


  • SFC /SCANNOW


4.

When SFC scan is completed,

restart

your computer.

Method 7. Repair Windows 10 with an in-place Upgrade.

Another method that usually works, to fix Windows problems, is to perform a Windows 10 Repair-Upgrade, by using the Media Creation tool to create an ISO or USB Windows 10 install media. For that task follow the detailed instructions on this article:
How to repair Windows 10.

That’s it! Which method worked for you?

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