Enable Windows Defender on Windows 7


Windows defender was not running and needed to activate it.


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:


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


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