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Windows Defender Service is Missing & not Listed – (Fixing Guide)

How to fix when Windows Defender Service is Missing


I have a problem in windows defender When i got to start it, it says please turn on “Windows Defender” Service and when i go to service.msc however the system don’t have “windows defender” service, Where is my Windows defender, I know that the Windows 7 has Windows Defender service, please help me to get it back ?

Solved Answer

Actually, you system have lost windows defender service from registry as well, first you have to create windows defender service manually or you have to merge Windows defender default registry .reg file. We are providing you a default registry file for windows 7 / Windows vista it’d work for both. please follow the below instruction.

Automatic Fix it.


Fix it myself manually

Here is the default registry of Windows Defender

Download Microsoft Fixit for diagnose it automatically

Download this Default Windows Defender .reg file windefend.reg and merge it into registry.

  • Download this .reg file windefend.reg and just double click on it to execute and merge into registry.
  • Then restart your computer once.

It’s all done your issue will be Fixed.


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This post was last updated on:2015-09-17 | First Published:2013-05-24

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  2. file not found. 🙁 please reupload..

  3. Dear Experts ,
    i am using windows 8.1 and can’t use windows defender because it’s services doesn’t work properly named ” Windefend and WdnisSvc” i got the error . even also i can’t install other anti virus software ……. so what should i do please please help me !

  4. After I have download and run MSfixit, the step is still in the “Checking for updates online…” like forever. Is there something wrong with it ??

  5. i have run the registry fixit but still services are not runing

  6. My windows says its was not possible to import the registry to restore the windows defender service because or it was in use or i didn’t had the permissions to do it, i’m in an administrator account but it seens impossible to re-enable him through actions center and his service isn’t listed.

  7. i have a problem ,, how to fix missing file MSASCUI.exe in windows defender ,,please help me

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