Windows Defender C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted -p

Ayaa 1 Reputation point

My Windows Defender can't be started because of this "C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted -p" thing. How can I fix it?

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  1. Limitless Technology 39,421 Reputation points

    Hi @Ayaa

    This is most likely to be an issue with a corrupted service running on your PC. One of the most wide-spread problems with it is high memory usage or CPU usage. To find out which service is causing the problem you need to:

    Open Task Manager. You can open it by clicking Alt-Ctrl-Del all at the same time and then open Task Manager.

    After that click the Processes tab, click Show processes from all users.

    To see which service is running under each svchost.exe process right-click an instance of svchost.exe, and then click Go to Service(s).

    This may also be malware as it's directly affecting Defender. I suggest that you install and run a third party malware package to find the culprit and remove it.

    I do hope this answers your question.


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