Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

Windows 7: Windows defender keeps popping up at start

02 Feb 2012   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
Windows defender keeps popping up at start

Everytime I startup my computer, windows defender pops up saying that it is turned off. How do I stop it from notifying me? I tried going into services and disabling it, but it still pops up at startup.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
02 Feb 2012   #2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install

If you are using Microsoft Security Essentials, it is suppose to be turned off as it is included as part of Security Essentials
Windows Defender Notification - Vista Forums
Works the same for Seven
My System SpecsSystem Spec
02 Feb 2012   #3

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello Cookieboi,

Using the tutorial below, also double check to see if you may have Windows Defender (MSASCui.exe) listed in any of the Startup Programs list locations. If so, delete or disable it to see if that will stop this message for you.

Startup Programs - Change

Hope this helps,
My System SpecsSystem Spec


 Windows defender keeps popping up at start

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Windows Defender nowhere to be found and will not start
I am unable to to turn on windows defender. When I hit start I get this message: the specified service does not exist as an installed service error code 0x80070424. I believe windows defender is the reason I am getting the error message:Cannot install the driver plugin error: failed to start...
System Security
Every time I plug in my pc, internet browser windows start popping up.
For a few months now, every time I plug in my pc for charging, internet browsers start popping up repeatedly. It's unbearable. Whenever I try typing something, the page constantly refreshes itself so whatever I've typed gets erased. I've scanned using Bit defender, Avast, Microsoft Security Tool,...
Performance & Maintenance
Windows Defender won't start
Hello guys i have another problem ugh ^_^ when i open windows defender and click start now it wont start the program i get the error saying : The specified service does not exist as an installed service. (Error Code: 0x80070424) Also when i noticed something that in my services list my windows...
System Security
Security center and windows defender wont start.
I have just turned on my windows 7 ultimate 64bit computer and see that the security center service is not running when i try to start it, it says "The windows security center cannot be started" ive tried going into services and cant find it. I have also found out that windows defender does...
System Security
Windows Defender wont start!
I recently got a pop up notification saying windows defender needs to scan my computer. Ok, fine. But when I click the scan now button, windows defender gives me a error. I checked the windows defender service and it wont turn on at all. I have avast, malware bytes and spybot. All of...
System Security
Cannot start windows defender
Hi all, I'm having a problem with windows defender. I noticed it was not working, although it has been in the past, so I tried to enable it but get this message: "This program is blocked by group policy. For more information contact your system administrator. (Error code: 0x800704ec)" Any help...
System Security

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:16.
Twitter Facebook Google+ Seven Forums iOS App Seven Forums Android App