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After you paste the above commands, please close the Notepad window. Your solution was simple and effective. Discussion in 'Windows Vista Security' started by Guest, May 29, 2007. Other benefits of registering an account are subscribing to topics and forums, creating a blog, and having no ads shown anywhere on the site. weblink

Your fix is fantastic. Nice catch 22!!Anyway, I got bored/frustrated and bit the bullet. Guest, Nov 4, 2007, in forum: Windows Vista Security Replies: 0 Views: 425 Guest Nov 4, 2007 windows defender application failed to initialize 0x800106ba smsmom, Apr 9, 2009, in forum: Windows One is a manual restart, and the second re-initialising the Registry for the various services, which looks fairly harmless to try being based on an older M$ kb posting:regsvr32 wuapi.dllregsvr32 wuaueng.dllregsvr32 here

thanksReplyDeleteAnonymousMay 20, 2011 at 11:57 PMYou are a legend mate, thanks from the UK.ReplyDeleteAnonymousMay 24, 2011 at 1:32 AMThanks!! Or did you Delete instead of Disable? Thx for this valuable piece of info.ReplyDeleteAnonymousJune 5, 2011 at 4:52 PMI recently had a problem with a virus that corrupted my windows defender registry files. Defender is a complete waste of resources and is not nearly as good as MalwareBytes or Super Antispyware.Hi Allan and thank you for replying :DI have both MBAM and Superantispyware.

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thank you so much! ^___^ReplyDeleteSandyApril 24, 2012 at 8:03 AM"Are you sure you want to add the information in the REG file to the registry", choose "Yes" After that it displyaedCannot Posted by Pete Bruzek at 12:40 PM Reactions: Email ThisBlogThis!Share to TwitterShare to FacebookShare to Pinterest Labels: Computers, I Fix Things, Windows Defender, Windows Vista 97 comments: SteveAugust 10, 2008 at This method resolved the issue.ReplyDeleteAnonymousNovember 26, 2011 at 9:44 PMDeu erro apareçe: "Não é possivel importar C:/Users/Desktop/defenderfix.reg: Achave selecionada é invalida Ajuda Porfavor!!!ReplyDeleteAnonymousDecember 7, 2011 at 4:48 AMShort and to the Has to be the best fix I've heard of.

Then, one upgrades to Vista, and attempts to uninstall Defender. Stay logged in Welcome to PC Review! I was able to remove the infection using Malwarebytes but afterwards, every time I start up the computer, I get this message: Windows Defender Application failed to initialize: 0x80070006. http://forums.majorgeeks.com/index.php?threads/windows-defender-application-failed-to-initialize-0x80070006-the-handle-is-invalid.238609/ its resolved now.thanks for the very helpful info.ReplyDeleteAnonymousMay 26, 2011 at 8:40 PMthank you so much for this!

If the installation is damaged, uninstalling and reinstalling may be worth a shot. We're a friendly computing community, bustling with knowledgeable members to help solve your tech questions. Solved my problems!ReplyDeleteNatalieMarch 3, 2011 at 6:15 PMI can't save the file as a .reg. next double click on the new file. 6.

Does the error continue to come up? The registry fix got Defender back for me. I saved defenderfix.reg as an any type file per your instructions. But, I tried your easy solution and got my Defender back on the road...Thank you so much!BradReplyDeleteAnonymousApril 4, 2012 at 11:25 AMI was disappointed by Microsoft's attitude and approach to this

I can't start it manually and I don't know if this is because the virus turned it off or removed something from defender. have a peek at these guys The backup registry & and the defenderfix.reg must not be saved in the same folder. Daily affirmation: net helpmsg 4006 Tabs Members Profile Send Private Message Find Members Posts Add to Buddy List Newbie Joined: 24 November 2005 Status: Offline Points: 29 Post Options Post Reply The process worked for me.

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This is how it occured. Browse other questions tagged windows-vista windows-defender or ask your own question. much appreciated!

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And i removed it with Malwarebytes, but after it rebooted I got the 0x80070006 error about windows defender... Can you undo what you did in Autoruns? I Fix Things: Windows Defender Corrupt - 0x8007000... This is a clean install of Vista, not an upgrade anyway...Time to reformat I guess...

Now just to get the Firewall working.ReplyDeleteAdd commentLoad more... With one or two exceptions, I'd say it's pretty solid, and in my experience with it, I haven't found it deserving of the "buggy mess" label a lot of folks seem again, thank you so muchhhh xDReplyDeleteAnonymousAugust 2, 2011 at 8:15 AMAwesome!!!! this content thank you for sharing this.HansReplyDeleteAnonymousMay 28, 2012 at 3:29 PMThanks Pete.Problem resolved in mere minutes.

The problem lies in corrupted registry settings for the program. Thank you for your fix it was very helpful.Making us reinstall windows is not a solution for most people Microsoft. Upon system startup, I would receive an error message reading "Application failed to initialize: 0x80070006. 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.

Greatly appreciated.~J~ReplyDeleteAnonymousJune 1, 2012 at 10:22 PMTotally worked. 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 This explains how to attach those logs...... After a rouge virus was removed, Windows Defender was not working anymore.

Please advise. Try following the suggestions in this Microsoft link, and let us know if it worked. Thank you for your assistance repairing Windows Defender.ReplyDeleteAnonymousJune 20, 2011 at 9:01 AMJooooohhooooooo!!!!Worked for me alright!Tnx a lot!RobinReplyDeleteAnonymousJune 25, 2011 at 2:37 PMCountless sites, the only solution that worked! Luckily, after doing some research (and calling Microsoft, but that was an exercise in futility), I've found the answer to my problem.

I exported the WinDefend key from a working 32-bit Vista Ultimate box to compare to your text as a santity check, and they were identical. Win7 64 Athlon II X3 450 3.2Ghz, M4A88T-M, 4GB DDR3, Corsair C430, 2TB Samsung spinpoint F3 + 500GB WD, Chenbro Gaming bomb case Reply Quote tcook1943 Posted 6 Any other suggestions?ReplyDeleteejgJuly 11, 2011 at 6:21 PMWorked like a charm...ReplyDeleteAnonymousJuly 12, 2011 at 6:26 PMMicrosoft said to reinstall Vista - 2 hoursYou said DO THIS - 6 minutesEXCELLENTTobyReplyDeleteAnonymousJuly 25, 2011 Back to top Back to Windows Vista 0 user(s) are reading this topic 0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users Reply to quoted postsClear BleepingComputer.com → Microsoft Windows Support →

From the security panel, I select windows defender and it's back to the dialogue box with the originalerrormessage.I seem to be going in circles, and I don't fancy reinstalling Vista in this was extremely easy to follow and worked like a charm. Win7 64 Athlon II X3 450 3.2Ghz, M4A88T-M, 4GB DDR3, Corsair C430, 2TB Samsung spinpoint F3 + 500GB WD, Chenbro Gaming bomb case Reply Quote Post Reply Back The handle is invalid.

Reply Quote s8lam2000 Posted 6 Years Ago 128MB Group: Forum Members Last Active: Last Year Posts: 162, Visits: 911 OK, trying the suggestions in your first link:STEP 1: There