Spyware and Virus Protection in Action Center

Q

Why I see Spyware and Virus protection in red on my Windows 8 Action Center?

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A

If the Windows Defender Real-Time Protection is turned off on your Windows 8 computer, you will see "Spyware and unwanted software protection" and "Virus protection" in red under the Security section in Action Center.

You can click the "Turn on now" button. It will immediately turn on the Windows Defender Real-Time Protection.

The picture below shows you the red alert to tell you to turn on Windows Defender real-time protection:
Windows Defender Alert in Action Center

 

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