windows defender application failed to initialize 0x800106ba

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Security' started by smsmom, Apr 9, 2009.

  1. smsmom

    smsmom Guest


    I got this error message after I turn off Windows defender via GPO in AD on
    a Vista PC:
    windows defender application failed to initialize 0x800106ba?

    I am looking for solution for the error.

    AD 2003
    Vista enterprise installation
    Office 2007 installed
    McAfee installed
    McAfee firewall is installed
    Windows defender can be turned off

    Disabling the Windows defender GPO results in the error after rebooting the
    windows defender application failed to initialize 0x800106ba?

    Any idea would help.

    smsmom, Apr 9, 2009
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  2. McAfee is problem. They are known for this with windows Defender.
    Computer/Software Tech.

    Make it a great day!

    Charles Richmond
    THE C. [MS MVP], Apr 9, 2009
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  3. smsmom

    JrFanGirl88 Guest

    Ok, I am sorry I am not a computer wiz but, you said McAfee is the cause. How
    do you fix it?? Can't repair it Microsoft won't let me.
    JrFanGirl88, Apr 29, 2009
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    Marilene Guest

    I don't have mcafere on my computer and it gives me the error but the code
    it gives me is 8000408
    I'm running windows vista and I have avg free
    Marilene, May 1, 2009
  5. i got this error message 0x800106ba after i turned on my laptop, which says
    service can not run.

    frankly, i have exprecienced this problem when i installed McAfee antivirus.
    If McAfee is the problem as you suggesting, well why microsoft is
    recommending it to use?
    Abdillahi Hashi, May 11, 2009
  6. Microsoft makes no specific recommendation about McAfee antivirus.
    McAfee is the one making the recommendation.
    Manny Weisbord, May 11, 2009
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    joe Guest

    hi get the same message after installing mcfee - u r right microsoft do
    recommend the virus software - when you go to windows security centre and
    click on 'find virus software' it shows mcafee as one of the providers...
    joe, Jun 6, 2009
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