Enable Windows Defender on Windows 7

Problem

Windows defender was not running and needed to activate it.

Solution

There is this nice youtube video explaining this process. Below is a summary:

  • Open Control Panel
  • Then Go to View by Categories and select Large icons:

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  • Then you should see windows defender at the bottom of the page:

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  • Once you click on it, it will ask you if you want to start it, click ok and you are good to go.