Windows Security is a built-in app on Windows 11. It is not an anti-virus or anti-malware application but an information center. When you enable Microsoft Defender on your PC, it collects and reports device health and threat information. Then, you can take action, such as enabling additional security features and running security scans through Microsoft Defender.
However, if the Windows Security application crashes or does not open properly, resetting or re-registering may solve the problem.
In this gearupwindows article, we will guide you through several ways to reset the built-in Windows Security app on Windows 11. You can reset the Windows Security app using built-in Settings or PowerShell.
Please note that regardless of the method you use to reset the Windows Security app, resetting will restore all its settings to their default values.
How to Reset the Windows Security through Windows 11 Settings?
Follow these steps to reset the Windows Security app using Windows 11 Settings:-
Step 1. First, open Windows 11 Settings.
Step 2. Next, select
Step 3. Then, click on
Step 4. In the “Installed apps” settings page, scroll down and click on the three dots menu beside the Windows Security entry.
Step 5. Then, click on the
Step 6. In the following screen, click the
Step 7. Again, click the
How to Reset the Windows Security using PowerShell?
To reset the Windows Security through PowerShell, use these steps:-
To do that, open the Run dialog box by pressing the Windows+R keys simultaneously on the keyboard. Then, type
If prompted by UAC, click the
Step 2. Then, copy and paste the following command in the elevated Windows PowerShell and press
Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.SecHealthUI -AllUsers | Reset-AppxPackage