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Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection Service - Windows 10 Service

Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection service helps protect against advanced threats by monitoring and reporting security events that happen on the computer.

This service exists in Windows 10 only.

Startup Type

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Default Properties

Display name:Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection Service
Service name:Sense
Type:own
Path:%ProgramFiles%\Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection\MsSense.exe
Error control:normal
Object:LocalSystem
Privileges:
  • SeAuditPrivilege
  • SeChangeNotifyPrivilege
  • SeCreateGlobalPrivilege
  • SeCreatePagefilePrivilege
  • SeCreatePermanentPrivilege
  • SeDebugPrivilege
  • SeImpersonatePrivilege
  • SeIncreaseBasePriorityPrivilege
  • SeLoadDriverPrivilege
  • SeLockMemoryPrivilege
  • SeProfileSingleProcessPrivilege
  • SeTcbPrivilege
  • SeSecurityPrivilege
  • SeRestorePrivilege

Default Behavior

The Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection Service is running as LocalSystem in its own process of MsSense.exe. It doesn't share its process with other services. If Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection Service fails to start, the error is logged. Windows 10 startup proceeds, but a message box is displayed informing you that the Sense service has failed to start.

Restore Default Startup Type for Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection Service

Automated Restore

1. Select your Windows 10 edition and release, and then click on the Download button below.

2. Save the RestoreWindowsDefenderAdvancedThreatProtectionServiceWindows10.bat file to any folder on your hard drive.

3. Right-click the downloaded batch file and select Run as administrator.

4. Restart the computer to save changes.

Note. Make sure that the MsSense.exe file exists in the %ProgramFiles%\Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection folder. If this file is missing you can try to restore it from your Windows 10 installation media.