Solved Apps & Browser Control - Action recommended


geoffL

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When I go to Windows Security , it indicates 'Action recommended' against 'App & browser control'.
When I click this item, a dialog says "You'll need a new app to open this windows defender link" and suggests 'Look for an app in the Microsoft Store'.
But, when I click the OK button, I get "No results found".
How do I resolve this issue?
 

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Have you tried going to Settings - Apps - Apps and features then scroll down to Windows Security. Click on the more icon (3 vertical dots) - advanced options and try a repair and reset? Worth a try.
 

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geoffL

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@Fabler2
Thanks for reply.
'Windows Security' is not listed in Settings > Apps > Apps and features.
 

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geoffL

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@Fabler2
Yes - 'Windows Security' appears in Start > All apps.
But when I right-click this item and select More > App settings, it does not appear in the resulting list.
 

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geoffL

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To further explain my problem, here is a screenshot:
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Issues with Defender are notoriously difficult to fix and if no one else chips in I think you have three choices. The first one I would do is to a repair install of Windows, from an .iso, keeping all accounts, apps, and personal data.


Second is to do a clean install,

Third is to use a third-party AV.

I would also start keeping backup images that you can restore to easily in such cases. That reminds me, have you tried a system restore to when Defender was working? Might be worth a shot if SR is enabled.
 

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    Edge
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    AMD Ryzen 7 5800H / 3.2 GHz
    Motherboard
    CZ Scala_CAS (FP6)
    Memory
    16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4 SDRAM 3200 MHz
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    NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 6 GB GDDR6 SDRAM
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    Realtek Audio. NVIDIA High Definition Audio
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    Motherboard
    ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC. X509DA (FP5)
    Memory
    12GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    RX Vega 10 Graphics
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    Generic PnP Monitor (1920x1080@60Hz)
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080@60Hz
    Hard Drives
    INTEL SSD 660p 512GB NVMe
    Internet Speed
    25 Mbps
    Browser
    Edge
    Antivirus
    Defender
  • Operating System
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    ACER
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 7 5800H / 3.2 GHz
    Motherboard
    CZ Scala_CAS (FP6)
    Memory
    16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4 SDRAM 3200 MHz
    Graphics card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 6 GB GDDR6 SDRAM
    Sound Card
    Realtek Audio. NVIDIA High Definition Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    15.6" LED backlight 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) 144 Hz
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
    Hard Drives
    1.024 TB SSD M.2 2280 - Samsung
    PSU
    180 Watt, 19.5 V
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    Logitech
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geoffL

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@Ben Myers, @Fabler2
Thanks for your response. The Windows 11 bug that you mention refers to a preview build of Windows 11. I have just run 'Check for updates' and it confirms that my system is up to date.
Surely, this bug should now be fixed by Microsoft.
 

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