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Threat service has stopped restart it now. Windows Defender refuses to turn on

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Posted · Original PosterOP

I'm unable to re-enable Windows Defender given the error of "Threat service has stopped restart it now." (and when i attempt to restart, it stalls and then gives error prompt) and sometimes "Page not available, Your IT Administrator has limited access to some areas of this app..."

I have exhausted all Google searches and YouTube tutorials and am unsure where to go from here,  seems it's common for a third party anti-virus service to disable Windows Defender but i have not used a anti-virus service since 2013.

There is no other Windows devices on my network only mobile devices, my router/dns does not seem to be tampered with, Windows is fully updated, drivers updated, newest bios.

 

I encountered this problem 3 days ago and since then i have; Clean installed windows twice, Cleared CMOS, regedit DisableAntiSpyware set to 0, Installed Malwarebytes after this issue and performed a full scan(0 results), Glanced through task manager, used my extremely limited knowledge in Wireshark and failed to find anything.

 

I'm not sure what to do and if someone can help me out i'd appreciate it alot. It's kinda uneasy being unable to determine whether i have some sort of malware or this is a Windows "bug"

 

Not sure if this will be helpful but,

Quick scroll through task manager, https://streamable.com/orv6d

Windows home

3700x

Asus 2080

Asus Prime x470 pro

x2 Sata 512gb ssd

 

 

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When you say clean install, did you completely wipe the system drive or resintalled over?


Desktop: i7-5960X 4.4GHz, Noctua NH-D14, ASUS Rampage V, 32GB, RTX2080S, 2TB NVMe SSD, 2x16TB HDD RAID0, Corsair HX1200, Thermaltake Overseer RX1, Samsung 4K curved 49" TV, 23" secondary

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Sorry for late reply, by clean install i mean while installing windows from a USB i wiped/deleted drive(s)/partition(s) and "reformatted" (or created new partitions not really sure tbh) via their Windows Setup window.

 

Was this insufficient?

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No, sounds good. 

Did you make the install USB on the same PC?


Desktop: i7-5960X 4.4GHz, Noctua NH-D14, ASUS Rampage V, 32GB, RTX2080S, 2TB NVMe SSD, 2x16TB HDD RAID0, Corsair HX1200, Thermaltake Overseer RX1, Samsung 4K curved 49" TV, 23" secondary

Mobile SFF rig: i9-9900K, Noctua NH-L9i, Asrock Z390 Phantom ITX-AC, 32GB, GTX1070, 2x1TB NVMe SSD RAID0, 2x5TB 2.5" HDD RAID0, Athena 500W Flex (Noctua fan), Custom 4.7l 3D printed case

Dell XPS 2 in 1 2019, 32GB, 1TB, 4K / GPD Win 2

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