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No, create an account now. Haven't run it yet, but I found a link for it on their website and it appears that M$ has realized that there are viruses/trojans out there targeting M$'s security programs, I fixed the malware issue, but now I'm cleaning up everything it broke. Worked like a charm.Thanks,AlReplyDeleteAnonymousJuly 4, 2011 at 1:33 PMJust tried it and still have the error message popping up. http://pubdimensions.com/windows-defender/windows-defender-handle-is-invalid-error.php

much appreciated! And every single time I searched for help on this issue people were saying you must reinstall windows. Tried lots of different scans to no avail.Am very grateful.ReplyDeleteGenApril 23, 2011 at 2:20 PMThis appears to have solved the aches and pains of this long weekend!Many thanks for sharing the Fortunately, remote Vista64 debugging is available through the win64_remotex64.exe stub ! http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_vista-security/windows-defender-application-failed-to-initialize/34722e39-31c5-4902-bc60-46e2b6ce2f01

Save the file as a REG file of any type (defenderfix.reg was what I called the file, but any name will do, just make sure the file is a REG file, Back to top #3 korniceman3000 korniceman3000 Topic Starter Members 180 posts OFFLINE Local time:01:24 PM Posted 11 June 2011 - 03:00 PM If I were you I'd disable Defender permanently Step 2: Create and Run the Registry File ================== 1. Really??

I wish I'd searched the web more thoroughly before! Awesome fix for such an annoying problem. Reply Quote s8lam2000 Posted 5 Years Ago 128MB Group: Forum Members Last Active: 4 Months Ago Posts: 162, Visits: 910 OK, trying the suggestions in your first link:STEP 1: Try MS help.

Wow... Windows Defender Won't Start Started by korniceman3000 , Jun 11 2011 02:43 PM Please log in to reply 5 replies to this topic #1 korniceman3000 korniceman3000 Members 180 posts OFFLINE onlt txrReplyDeleteAnonymousSeptember 25, 2011 at 5:46 AMnope i safed it in my picture file instead, but had to re-do the whole thing for it to workReplyDeleteAnonymousSeptember 28, 2011 at 6:45 AMAwesome. BleepingComputer is being sued by Enigma Software because of a negative review of SpyHunter.

After you paste the above commands, please close the Notepad window. Thank you for your fix it was very helpful.Making us reinstall windows is not a solution for most people Microsoft. If you haven't tried uninstalling Defender, you might consider it... I have this ugly problem but I don't know how to import that data to make my defender work again if you can help pls send me here your instructions [email protected]

Generated Tue, 01 Nov 2016 17:24:13 GMT by s_mf18 (squid/3.5.20) current community blog chat Super User Meta Super User your communities Sign up or log in to customize your list. http://movb.blogspot.com/2008/12/windows-defender-application-failed-to.html The handle is invalid. Thank you so much!ReplyDeleteAnonymousApril 15, 2012 at 3:01 PMyour solution is very simple and works perfectly. After a rouge virus was removed, Windows Defender was not working anymore.

Choose Yes when you are prompted to save the file. 4. have a peek at these guys followed the above instructions and got a perfect result the first try...Kudos and hats off to you...thanks for ypur expertise and willingness to share!ReplyDeleteAnonymousApril 3, 2012 at 5:57 PMDefender is freaking Please advise as to what procedures I can take to restore Windows Defender. I take my hat off to you.

Win7 64 Athlon II X3 450 3.2Ghz, M4A88T-M, 4GB DDR3, Corsair C430, 2TB Samsung spinpoint F3 + 500GB WD, Chenbro Gaming bomb case Reply Quote tcook1943 Posted 5 If we have ever helped you in the past, please consider helping us. PC Games \ System Tools \ Macintosh \ Demonews.Com \ Top Downloads MajorGeeks.Com \ News (Tech) \ Off Base (Other Websites News) \ Way Off Base (Offbeat Stories and Pics) Social: check over here up vote 0 down vote I believe it means the Windows Defender service is disabled, but you haven't also disabled it through the "Windows Defender" applet in the Control Panel.

Just a note to other users, the message I got at Step 2 pt 6 was different (using Vista Home Premium SP1), but the results very pleasingly the same.ReplyDeleteAnonymousJune 18, 2011 Stay logged in MajorGeeks.Com Support Forums Home Forums > ----------= PC, Desktop and Laptop Support =------ > Software > MajorGeeks.Com Menu MajorGeeks.Com \ All In One Tweaks \ Android \ Anti-Malware Baseball...

The main reason I'm a bit concerned is because I normally receive Windows updates every other day (usually for Defender) and I haven't had a new installation update since May 29

I can't believe it, Thank you!!!” Sheree- Yesterday “I spent all day trying to sort this out then found your site. The handle is inva I uninstalled Windows Defender after having aquired a virus that mimicked Windows Defender which took over my computer. Posted by newsoft at 8:33 AM 5 comments: Jason said... I thought my PC had died when I got this error but now it's as good as new.

I even took it to a computer place and it cost $220. Thanks, Great post your fix worked almost perfectly for me. :)ReplyDeleteAnonymousAugust 5, 2011 at 7:54 AMThis worked great! hmm but you saved me the pain wow what a good fix thanksReplyDeleteAnonymousMay 9, 2009 at 4:46 AMthx alot....can u help me in another problem?....itz wif my security center....it can't be this content korniceman3000 Private E-2 Hi everyone, My laptop was recently infected with a virus that hijacked my browser and started this wau.exe file that displays this fake Windows Defender scan that keeps