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Windows 7: windows defender

19 Nov 2009   #1

windows 7 home prem 64 bit
windows defender

can i uninstall windows defender on windows 7 or is it like vista you can only turn it off i dont use it and never will

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19 Nov 2009   #2


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by andyparks View Post
can i uninstall windows defender on windows 7 or is it likw vista you can only turn it off i dont use it and never will
i think its integrated into the OS & as such it can only be disabled.

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19 Nov 2009   #3
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64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 10586

Hello Andy,

Yes, Windows Defender can only be turned off. If you have MSE installed, then it will turn off Windows Defender by default since it is used instead.

Windows Defender - Turn On or Off

Hope this helps,
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19 Nov 2009   #4

Windows 10 Pro (x64)

Or just leave it alone as it is not hurting anything.
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