I am running Windows 7 64 bit on my PC. For a few weeks now, when I boot up my PC, the Windows Defender interface displays and I have to close it with the x each time. Even if I disable Defender, I still get a message saying that it is turned off and asking me if I would like to enable it. It's no big deal, but it's a bit annoying and I'd like to find a fix for it if possible.
- Press Win key or click on Start button and type
msconfigin the search box and press Enter.
- Select the Startup tab (the fourth one).
- Uncheck Windows Defender (manufacturer Microsoft) or anything that you think is malicious software (uncheck all unknown manufacturers).
- Restart your machine.