Windows 8 Defender Bug? RRS feed

  • Question

  • Why do you guys not have a "Window XXX" forum for each version of windows is beyond me, so I hope I got close on the forum here...

    I can't access Windows 8 Defender, nor update it. Click on "Windows Defender" in control panel fails without error and updating virus protection reports "Error 80080005, Windows Defender couldn't access the updates on the server because the authentication failed or the authenticated method isn't supported.

    Edit: Could this have anything to do with wireshark that I installed yesterday? hmm... I'll uninstall and check...

    Please help me!!!

    • Edited by JoshGuyette Saturday, November 24, 2012 1:24 PM
    Saturday, November 24, 2012 1:16 PM


  • Ok, my bad, the reason I couldn't get into Windows Defender from Control Panel was because it was already open, lol.

    This error was either caused by Wireshark (or more likely WinPCap library), AND/OR was because there was a reboot pending for a windows update. I think it was the later, I only needed Wireshark for 5 minutes though, so I'm not going to re-install just to cover my bases.

    • Marked as answer by JoshGuyette Saturday, November 24, 2012 1:48 PM
    Saturday, November 24, 2012 1:48 PM