I want to alter my start up programs but when I go to manage start up programs in control panel I am presented with a message -
Windows Defender is turned off
So I try to turn it on by clicking on the link in the message.
Then another message
Windows Defender encountered an error: 0x800106ba. A problem caused this program's service to stop. To start the service, restart your computer or serch Help and Support for how to start a service manually.
I restart and try to open Windows Defender via the control panel and recieve the origional message that it is turned off.
I followed instrustions on http://support.microsoft.com/kb/931849 but the start up type is already set to automatic and when I try to start from here I recieve another message -
The Windows Defender service on local computer started and then stopped. Some services stop automatically if they are not in use by other services or programs.
The same message is sent if I set its start up type to manual.
Windows Defender is not in my uninstall or change a program list so I cant uninstall this way.
When I try step 4. involving typing actions in the run window the first step is succeeded then the second I recieve another message -
The module "wuaueng.dll" was loaded but the callto DllRegisterServer failed with error code 0x80070005.
I am using Microsoft Security Essentials - could this be preventing defender from starting? I dont use Defender so would happily remove it if possible, I dont understand how it it linked to my start up programs anyway!
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.