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Windows 7: windows Defender problems

12 Sep 2010   #1
johnm32073

windows 7 Pro 64 Bit /Dual Boot vista 64 bit Ultimate
 
 
windows Defender problems

I am running WINDOWS 7 64Bit

In windows 7, I am running Microsoft Security Essentials as antivirus.
If I understand right, windows defender is an anti spyware.
Will windows defender run in windows 7??
It is turned off, at the present time. I cannot get it to turn on.
I go to services and have to switch it FROM manual to automatic
Click apply /ok
Control panel click on win defender and I get the defender window. then a message pop up telling windows defender is turned off click here to turn it on . I click turn on and it does not turn on Error messages pop up.
In my add/remove programs windows defender is NOT listed .
I downloaded it again, tried to install and I get a message That read

You do not need to install this software because windows Defender is included in the windows Vista. You can access windows defender from the
Security section of the windows Control Panel.


I am running win 7 so what can I do


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12 Sep 2010   #2
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

It is included as part of MSE. Defender should be off.
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12 Sep 2010   #3
Petey7

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
It is included as part of MSE. Defender should be off.
+1. MSE is basically Defender with a anti-virus engine included, so it is turned off automatically.
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21 Sep 2010   #4
johnm32073

windows 7 Pro 64 Bit /Dual Boot vista 64 bit Ultimate
 
 

Mark this as solved is included in MS security essentials
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21 Sep 2010   #5
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Since we hope you will retrurn, this is how you mark solved.
Upper right, click on triangle, type solved and thats it.
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