Windows Security

Hi I wonder if anybody could help me. I've got an issue that's come up today in Windows Security. On 'virus and threat  protection' a notification shows: 'The threat service has stopped. Restart it now.' I have tried to do this but it does not work. Another message reads: 'Unexpected error. Sorry, we ran into a problem. Please try again.' This started happening after the following update:

Latest security intelligence update

The latest security intelligence update is:

  • Version: 1.313.1638.0
  • Engine Version: 1.1.16900.4
  • Platform Version: 4.18.2003.8
  • Released: 4/16/2020 4:53:09 AM

I'd be grateful if somebody could help me to fix it.


There's no "Check for updates" link showing there while the Defender service is stopped.

Regardless, I did a regular check for updates in Windows Update and it pulled down 1.313.1687.0 and the issue appears to be fixed.


Thanks for pointing that out, much appreciated.


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Last updated April 10, 2021 Views 2,528 Applies to: