windows 10 security

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In  Microsoft support in German Language Chat I was recommended enter this site, beacuse , in the windows security of my pc, once I switched off the real time protection, cloud based protection, automatic, transmission of examples, tamper protection, and since then it is not possible to turn it on again. Is there a possibility  that someone can help with this ?



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This issue could be due to several reasons, including administrative rights, group policy settings, or issues with the security software itself. Here are some steps you can follow to try and resolve this issue:

1. Check Administrative Privileges

Ensure that you are logged in with an account that has administrative privileges. Some security settings can only be changed by an administrator.

2. Using Windows Security

  • Open Windows Security: Click on the Start menu, type "Windows Security," and open the app.
  • Navigate to Virus & Threat Protection: Look for the "Virus & threat protection" settings.
  • Manage Settings: Under the "Virus & threat protection settings," click on "Manage settings."
  • Toggle Features On: Try to toggle on Real-time protection, Cloud-based protection, and the other features you mentioned.

3. Check Group Policy Settings

If you are using a work or school PC, some settings might be managed by your organization. If you have access to the Group Policy Editor:

  • Press Win + R, type gpedit.msc, and press Enter to open the Group Policy Editor.
  • Navigate to Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Windows Defender Antivirus.
  • Check if there are any policies set for disabling the features. If yes, set them to "Not Configured" or "Disabled," which in this context would stop the policy from forcing these settings off.

4. Using Command Prompt

You can also try using Command Prompt to turn on real-time protection:

  • Open Command Prompt as Administrator (right-click on the Start menu, select "Command Prompt (Admin)").
  • Enter the following command to enable real-time protection:
  • powershell Set-MpPreference -DisableRealtimeMonitoring $false

5. Check for Updates

Sometimes, simply updating Windows can resolve unexpected issues:

  • Go to Settings -> Update & Security -> Windows Update.
  • Click on "Check for updates" and install any available updates.

6. Restart Your Computer

After trying these steps, restart your computer to ensure all changes take effect.