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jimndar

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First time poster -- Hope I get it right.-- I've got a Dell 3.6ghz with windows xp. Recently when I fire it up I get the following: "Application failed to initialize ok800106ba, a problem caused Wilndows Defender Service to Stop. To start Service, restart or search Help and Support on how to start a service manually". Restarting didn't help and I can't find the service or how to manually restart it. Am I vulnerable without Defender?
 

redoak

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First, download and install "WinPatrol." There is a free as well as paid version. This is a very worthwhile program to have.

I posted the following at another recent thread. The result was success!

"- - - -I may have fixed the "Service" setting via "WinPatrol." I will not know for sure until I reboot after going off line. "WP" has a feature that allows you to directly access "Services," and I found "Defender" "Disabled." I changed it to "Automatic." "Manual is another option."

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jimndar

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Redoak --- many, many, thanks. It's not often that I get good tech advice that I can follow and it works the first time. You were spot on (I'm also 77 and trying to become computer literate).
 

Squashman

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You can go into services.msc to stop and start services manually. I don't think you are necessarily vulnerable if you don't have it running but it does help.

Getting infected with viruses and malware has alot to do with the user of the comuter itself. If people would get more educated on what to click and what not to click or install, they wouldn't have as many problems.
 

redoak

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'jim': You are very welcome. Thanks for the expression of appreciation. Occasionally I can steer someone in the right direction.
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