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This looks like your problem: http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_vista-security/application-fail-0x8007006/7316f84a-e278-e011-9b4b-68b599b31bf5 And this is how to disable it and stop the message: http://netsquirrel.com/msconfig/msconfig_vista.html share|improve this answer answered Jul 17 '11 at 13:20 KCotreau 23.5k43760 add a Awesome post, spot on. I owe you a drink!” :Henry B: - 7 Months Ago “I was getting loads of errors until I tried this. Compression Disabled. http://programdepo.com/windows-defender/windows-defender-handle-is-invalid-error.php

every page i been to so far but this one said you had to reinstall windows!! If you accept cookies from this site, you will only be shown this dialog once!You can press escape or click on the X to close this box. The registry fix got Defender back for me. Once the process had completed, Windows Defender has broken itself.

The steps in this article address only issues in which Windows Defender has been removed from the system. maybe I'll try something else.Then I thought that interesting logs could appear in PerfMon, because Windows Defender implements WPP software tracing. Uncheck all and click on apply. Your solution was simple and effective.

Back to top #5 korniceman3000 korniceman3000 Topic Starter Members 180 posts OFFLINE Local time:01:24 PM Posted 11 June 2011 - 03:47 PM Hi Allan, So I guess as long as And should I?0Windows 10 freezes after Defender update error0Windows Defender Service Failing to Start Hot Network Questions In the future, around year 2500, will only one language exist on earth? Thanks.ReplyDeleteAnonymousMay 14, 2011 at 8:19 AMThanks so much, it worked perfectly!I had that problem for a month now, and this is the only place where I found a solution that didn't Subscribed!

Thanks, Great post your fix worked almost perfectly for me. :)ReplyDeleteAnonymousAugust 5, 2011 at 7:54 AMThis worked great! Can you undo what you did in Autoruns? You all could of just gave us this info from the start. Thanks!For repairs to Windows Firewall, Micro$oft has a repair tool called "Windows Firewall Repair Fixit".

Has been a long time coming finding this simple solution.ReplyDeleteAnonymousSeptember 30, 2011 at 1:05 PMMy computer was attacked by one of those fake scanner programs, and when I used Malbytes AntiMalware Thank you once again!!ReplyDeleteAnonymousApril 12, 2011 at 5:22 AMThanks :) This looks to have worked a treat. IMHO... Most of the methods of troubleshooting Defender that I've seen on the Internet require the user to be able to open Defender in the first place.

No, create an account now. http://movb.blogspot.com/2008/12/windows-defender-application-failed-to.html However, I'm now getting an error relating to unauthorized changes to windows. And every single time I searched for help on this issue people were saying you must reinstall windows. I thought my PC had died when I got this error but now it's as good as new.

Either go into the Control Panel and uncheck the box "Use this program", or get a utility such as Sysinternal's Autoruns and stop Defender from launching on startup. his comment is here Error: 0xC004D401. There is a section called Selective Startup. Team The Hold Steady The National The Pillows The White Stripes TV on the Radio Viva Voce Wilshire Google+ Followers What I've Been Listening To This Week Counter

Greatly appreciated.~J~ReplyDeleteAnonymousJune 1, 2012 at 10:22 PMTotally worked. A Google gave this thread as one which showed the most 'thank you it worked' responses.There seem to be two parts that work. Thanks!ReplyDeleteAnonymousFebruary 13, 2010 at 8:25 PMThis comment has been removed by a blog administrator.ReplyDeleteAnonymousFebruary 15, 2010 at 5:23 PMgreat trick! this contact form Yes, my password is: Forgot your password?

Your post fixed the issue after a malware attach and took only a few minutes to complete. the only solution that worked! The issue went away and Defender is now working!

I copied this out of their postWho is "their"?Did you happen to compare your original settings, to what this .REG file replaced them with?Edited by molotov - 13 November 2008 at

The handle is invalid.I get the same error if I try and manually run defender.I have Googled this and all I get is either "restore to an earlier time" or download molotov Members Profile Send Private Message Find Members Posts Add to Buddy List Moderator Group Joined: 04 October 2006 Status: Offline Points: 17526 Post Options Post Reply Quotemolotov Report Post http://forums.majorgeeks.com/showthread.php?t=86880 once the Malware Guru's have given you a clean bill of health and you still have issues post back here in this Thread and we will try to help as i tried fixing the defender using the microsoft and majorgeeks way but they're both complicated and did not do anything at all.

I know my Windows defender has gone corrupt because of those updates.ReplyDeleteAnonymousFebruary 11, 2009 at 1:36 PMIt works for me once after I've done it and restart. ugh. May 16, 2011 at 3:06 PM Anonymous said... http://programdepo.com/windows-defender/windows-defender-error-invalid-pointer.php I had to go into safe mode to run a malware scan and quarrantine the SOB.