General: AntiVirus Status

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It's best practice to run AntiVirus software in order to protect computers from malware, viruses and other threats. Note: This script only supports desktop editions of Windows.

Remediation

Install A/V software, starting with Windows 8, AntiVirus (Windows Defender) is installed and running by default.

If AntiVirus is not running and/or can't be enabled then review the following how-to guide:
https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/protect/forum/all/problems-starting-windows-defender-in-windows/808253bb-db89-4db9-a4e5-1c91a86489e9



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