Untill recently when I rebooted my computer Windows Defender would always start automatically.
Now I noticed that whenever I reboot the computer, it comes up with an icon in the sys tray saying that “Windows Defender has been turned off.” It then asks me if I want to start it. I say OK.
I have AVG latest version and I updated and ran it. No issues. I have Spybot, latest edition, updated, ran it and nothing comes up. I have Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware also latest version, updated, ran it and nothing comes up. I ran Windows Defender scan and nothing comes up.
I went to Windows -> Tools -> Options and the “auto start” IS checked, so it should start up automatically.
I just recently upgraded from AVG 8 to AVG 9 and I’m wondering if this may have something to do with it.
Has anyone else had this problem? Anyone have ideas of why Windows Defender isn’t auto starting? Once I start it up, it runs no problem.