Windows defender program is one of the amazing programs in the Windows I have ever seen. It is launched with the new update of Windows 10 operating system. The Windows defender program scans the whole computer after you launch it in the computer and remove the infections it finds. But sometimes it is seen that when you run the Windows defender program, it gets stopped and gives you Windows defender error 5 in the computer. Occurring of the defender error code 5 in the computer is a very critical error and you should fix it as soon as possible. You may get the error due to the missing or corruption of the system files associated with this program. You should apply the manual or automatic error fixing methods recommended here in the article. For automatic fixing, you can also download and install Advanced System Repair Tool in the computer.
There are many symptoms you may see like slow performance of the system, automatic shutdown, occurring of many error messages, unable to install or uninstall any apps or programs, problem in launching the Windows defender program, system sticking, occurring of the blue screen of death error, etc.
Some main reasons responsible for the incurring of Windows defender error 5 are conflicts between the Windows defender program and the third party antivirus installed, missing DLLs, misconfigured system files, improper maintenance of the computer, missing or corruption of the system files associated with Windows defender, unfinished uninstalling of some files, etc.
How to fix Windows error code 5: Removing the defender error code 5 from Windows is not an easy task. To do this, you can go through the following manual or automatic error fixing procedure. Here are some steps you may apply;
- First of all go to the start
- Type update in the search box and hit Enter.
- You will see the Windows update dialog box.
- Click on the install updates if you see any update available.
You should apply the above manual steps to fix Windows defender error 5 properly. But sometimes the manual method doesn’t help to fix the issue due to lack of technical knowledge. In this case, you should download and install Advanced System Repair Tool.
After installing the Advanced System Repair Tool, it will scan the whole computer and remove errors automatically. The tool will find out the errors after complete scanning and the process gets completed automatically after you launch the tool. It will also optimize the computer performance by removing the virus and other infections.