Defender and firewall services are gone

By Vollezar
Dec 20, 2011
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  1. I just restored my system (clean install) from previous infection. Everything has been working fine for the first two days. Now I can't find nor start windows defender, firewall, security center. Running various anti-virus and anti-spyware apps did detect some trojans and my router does list some attempts at pinging my PC. I also found a file called PING.exe that keeps trying to run. I am unable to either modify it nor delete it.
    Any ideas?
  2. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 11,158   +986

    every system has PING on it. As long as there is JUST ONE and it is at
    c\WINDOWS\system32\ping.exe it is OK. You can remove files from system32\*

    deal with the other issues . . .
  3. Vollezar

    Vollezar TS Booster Topic Starter Posts: 105

    Thanks. I did find another one in SysWOW64 folder. I also googled and found out that ping IS microsoft file. Still don't know about the one in syswow64 folder though.
    I got everything restored and everything seems to run okay. I don't know what the problem was though.
    Now that I restored it I am going to scrap it anyway. Just bought some new hardware, so I guess this was all for nothing.

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