Had a HD failure, so had to re-install everything.
Was smart enough way back when I purchased the HP desktop to make those System Restore Disks (3), and the restore went well.
Anyway, thought I'd get Windows Defender running again, as it is supposed to be really good, I heard. Am also running AVAST-Free.
Can't seem to get Windows Defender going.
It "seems" to be there, but if I go to it, it says it needs to be STARTED again by clicking on a START Button that is there, or the PC re-started to run.
If I click on the START Button that is there, the little green circle just keeps revolving, seemingly forever.
Restarting the pc doesn't help either.
If I download a new copy of Windows Defender, it won't install, as it comes up with a msg. that an install isn't needed as it is already there. Also mentions Vista for some reason. I'm running Windows 7.
If I go to the Action Center in the Control panel, same results, exactly.
What should I do to get Windows Defender operational ?
What is going on, do you think ?