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johnscott

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Hi
When i start up my computer a box appears saying
" Windows Defender application failed to initilise 0x800106ba"
i cannot find out anything about this application
any help would be much apprieciated
thanks in advance :whistling:
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Click start then run, type prefetch then press enter, click edit, select all, right click any file, click delete, confirm

Click start, all programmes, accessories, system tools to run disc clean up

Click start, control panel, add and remove programmes, look for windows defender, click to highlight, click remove, choose uninstall

Reboot the PC

Download and install it from here

http://www.microsoft...;displaylang=en

This is the most current release of Windows Defender. If Windows Defender informed you that an update is available, you are running an older version. We encourage you to upgrade to this version. You can check your version of Windows Defender by clicking the down arrow next to the help icon and choosing ‘About Windows Defender’.

Note: If you have version 1.1.1592.0, you must first manually uninstall Windows Defender before you can install this newer version. To configure or remove the existing version, use Add/Remove programs in the Control Panel.

This release includes enhanced features that reflect ongoing input from customers, as well as Microsoft’s growing understanding of the malicious software landscape.
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Windows Defender Beta2 expired at the end of December 2006. You'll see this message if you have it installed and have automatic updates turned on.

Here's the link with more information and to download the final version: http://www.microsoft...re/default.mspx.

Be sure to check your current version before trying to upgrade, as there are specific instructions to uninstall version 1592 or lower.

Since you can't open Defender to check the version, go to Control Panel, Add/Remove Programs, scroll to Windows Defender and click Support Information.

Ah, Keith beat me. Oh well :whistling:
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Hi
did as you said and problem seems to be solved
thanks to the both of you for the help :whistling:
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You're most welcome!
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