Solved: Windows 10 Update Breaks Windows Defender Antivirus

The Windows 10 update is a widespread issue faced by Windows users. The latest update has a bug that breaks the built-in security application the Windows Defender. Read below steps to fix Windows 10 update breaks Windows Defender antivirus issue.

Windows 10 update breaks Windows Defender antivirus

This bug can be fixed in Two Ways.

  1. Restoring the system data using the System Restore point
  2. Updating the Windows Defender antivirus

Method 1: Updating the Windows Defender

  1. On your Windows computer, click the Start menu available at the bottom-left corner of the screen.
  2. Next, type security in the search panel and press the Enter key.
  3. Otherwise, open the search panel directly by pressing the Windows + S shortcut keys.
  4. From the search result, click the Windows Security tab.
  5. In the Windows Security window, click the Menu icon to display the Virus & threat protection option.
  6. Click on the Virus & threat protection tab and locate Check for updates.
  7. Click the Check for updates button to update the Windows Defender antivirus.

Method 2: Restoring the Data using System Restore Point

  1. This method is applicable only if you have created a system restore point previously.
  2. On your Windows computer, click the Start menu and type create a restore point in the search panel.
  3. Hit the Enter key and select the top-most option from the search result.
  4. This will open the System Properties window.
  5. Click the System Protection tab and click the System Restore button under the System Restore column.
  6. Click OK and then Next.
  7. Select the restoration point from the System Restore window.
  8. Click the Scan for affected programs button followed by Next.
  9. Click the Close button and then select Next.
  10. Confirm your restoration point and click the Finish button.
  11. Now, your Windows computer will restart and restore your system data to the created restore point.
  12. Now, check if the Windows 10 update breaks Windows Defender antivirus problem has been resolved.