Of late, MSE has stopped starting the real time protection on its own. I see the red icon in the tray.
I tried to start the real time protection myself but I get an error code:
I had a look at a similar problem here and I find that Microsoft AntiVirus Service is started even when the icon is red. I have even repaired my .NET from Control Panel. None of it seems to help.
A strange thing is that task manager's Services tab shows MSE as running. I decided to run a scan and then the icon updated to show Potentially Unprotected which is normal because I use CCleaner.
Can someone please tell me how to solve this?