Windows defender error code 0xc8000710

Windows 10 delivers comprehensive, built-in and ongoing security protections that you can trust – including Windows Defender anti-virus, firewall and more. By staying up to date, you are assured of the latest features and protection – at no extra cost .You may face Windows defender error code 0xc8000710 on your computer. Due to this your Defender pause protection on your computer. It is very imported to make sure Windows Defender works all the time to enable protection on your computer.

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Why you are getting Windows defender error code 0xc8000710?

There are several reasons cause Windows defender error code 0xc8000710. It is always recommended to run Windows updates to installed updates on your computer. As Windows updates are the initially solutions for all Windows security issues. You may see Windows update fails with error 0xc8000710, due to this Windows Defender shows PC status: At risk and you see error Real-time protection could not be turned on error code 0xc8000710.

Windows defender error code 0xc8000710

What are the possible causes?

  1. Multiple anti-virus software installed on your computer: We do not recommend installing multiple anti-virus software on your computer at a time, as multiple anti-virus can conflict each other and create some other issues. If there is not paid anti-virus software installed, no warries you have Windows Defender to take care of security issues in your computer.
  2. Unstable Internet issues or unable to connect to internet: for some reasons if your computer not communicating with Internet, which does not all Windows Defender to download security updates from Microsoft update server.
  3. User Account Profile corrupted: If your user account that you logged with might damage for some reasons still computer does not allow Defender to work as expected.
  4. Faulty Windows System files: If Defender services and dependency files are not working; you face Windows Defender error code 0xc8000710.

Symptoms Windows defender error code 0xc8000710.

As simple, as you are unable to use Windows Defender or Defender will stop working. Or you face below issues with Windows Defender.

  1. PC status: At risk error.
  2. Real-time protection could not be turned on error code 0xc8000710.
  3. Windows fails to install updates with error code 0xc8000710.
  4. You get Windows Defender alert saying Malware detected or Virus detected. However, it fails to remove them when you scan. Alternatively, it may ask you to install Windows updates.
  5. Unable to turn on Windows Defender Real-time protections.
  6. Virus and spyware definitions: Out of date.

Windows defender error code 0xc8000710

How to fix Windows defender error code 0xc8000710.

Quick Note: Before making any changes in your computer, we suggest you to create a System Restore point, so that you can restore back your computer to previous working state if something goes wrong.

Step 1: Update Windows Defender.

Windows Defender is Anti-Malware software built into Windows 10 and it protects users against all malicious software like Spyware, Adware, Virus, Worm, Trojan, Rootkit, Rootkit, Backdoor, Ransomware and so on. Normally, Windows Defender should work without problem in the background and just notify users when something is wrong or malware has been detected. However, in some cases, you might face problems with updating Windows Defender and with its update failing. There are three ways to update Windows Defender:

  1. Windows Defender Update Interface: When you open Windows Defender, you may open Update tab and then click on update and it downloads. Install all updates.
  2. Windows Update: Windows Update download and install updates for Windows automatically. When downloading updates, it will download and install updates for Windows Defender too.
  3. Visit the Security Portal at one of the following Microsoft Web sites: Users may download updates manually from Microsoft Malware Protection or Windows update.com Centre website.

Note: Continue with further steps if Windows update fails.

Step 2: Run Windows update troubleshooter.

Before you perform, troubleshoot make sure, you logged in to Administrator account. If the Windows update troubleshooter does not work. Perform clean boot, reboot the computer and try updating Windows.

  1. On start menu search for troubleshoot. Click on troubleshoot.

Windows defender error code 0xc8000710

2. Find Windows update. Click on Run the troubleshooter.

Step 3: Run Windows update troubleshooter.

Before you perform, troubleshoot make sure, you logged in to Administrator account. If the Windows update troubleshooter does not work. Perform clean boot, reboot the computer and try again.

  1. On start menu search for troubleshoot. Click on troubleshoot.

Windows defender error code 0xc8000710

2. Find Windows update. Click on Run the troubleshooter.

Windows defender error code 0xc8000710

Step 4: Remove Free or Corrupted Anti-Virus Software.

Multiple anti-virus on your computer can cause issues. You can use below removal tools to uninstall anti-virus software from your computer.

  1. List of anti-virus software uninstaller
  2. How to remove-reinstall Norton anti-virus using Norton removal tool

Step 5: Refresh or Reset Windows 10.

Refresh or Reset your computer to reregister all Windows files. It will reset your computer settings to Windows default.

  1. Refresh Windows 10 without erasing data.
  2. Clean reset Windows 10
  3. Clean install Windows 10 from USB bootable media.

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Conclusion:

Hope above resolution steps help to resolve Windows defender error code 0xc8000710. For further support, leave your comments or ask more on Forum.

 

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