PowerShell Get-MpComputerStatus

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 Why when i Type Get-MpComputerStatus, i've got this error msg :


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Is Windows Defender enabled on the computer?


Run the following: (Get-Service windefend).Status


The cmdlet will return the service status of:


- OR -



You can try starting the service: Start-Service windefend


However, if you have another anti-malware product installed e.g. McAfee, Norton, etc., these may/will disable Windows Defender and prevent the service from starting.