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Windows 7: Still no hack to uninstall Defender?


05 Mar 2010   #1

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 
Still no hack to uninstall Defender?

Yeah, I know. It's "integrated into the system" and "turning it off is good enough." Maybe for some. Why should I take up my hard disk space, storing crappy Windows programs just because MS wants to foist their trash on people? What are they going to "integrate" next that we can't get rid of, and how much space will it take up? This is a non-consumer-friendly road to head down.

I find it hard to believe Defender is "integrated" into the system in a way that makes it impossible to uninstall. It is a module and as such must have key components that can be removed. And when the services are disabled, there should be no calls to it.

Anyone know of a way to uninstall it yet?

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05 Mar 2010   #2

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Sounds like you need linux....that way you dont have to deal with all that crappy stuff that MS foists off on you .... sheesh....
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05 Mar 2010   #3

windows 7 64 bit premium
 
 

Cant you uninstall it then,Well i never knew that ,I use it with avast 2 is better than 1 running.
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05 Mar 2010   #4
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Best would be you write your own OS. Sounds like you would not be happy with any other solution. It can be done. I have done it - in 1965.
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05 Mar 2010   #5

Windows 7 64x
 
 

Yes I would love to uninstall it myself but it really doesn't take up that much hd space. I am just happy I can disable it.
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05 Mar 2010   #6

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tews View Post
Sounds like you need linux....that way you dont have to deal with all that crappy stuff that MS foists off on you ....[...]
And if the programs I require came in a Linux flavor, I would gladly do that. But since I do more than twiddle my thumbs on the computer -- unlike some -- I don't have a choice in the OS I use.
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05 Mar 2010   #7

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sinbin View Post
Cant you uninstall it then,Well i never knew that ,I use it with avast 2 is better than 1 running.
Yes, you can use (1) A/V and (1) A/S together, (and since AVAST is an A/V, it works fine with Defender, an A/S). But Defender is only a decent A/S, not an exceptional or even a particularly good one. If you disable it, you can use a better program.

However, in typical, anti-consumer MS fashion, they don't even make it easy or obvious how to disable Defender. (Not that you can't find directions quickly by Googling it.) And it should also be listed in the Add/Remove programs, so that it can be uninstalled. Instead, they made this sub-par program a permanent part of the OS, whether you like it or not, even though third party programs do a better job of protecting your computer against spyware. Because again, MS likes to force their inferior programs on consumers. It's a shame they don't just stick to OSs... if they did, maybe they wouldn't have had the VISTA fiasco.
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05 Mar 2010   #8

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Best would be you write your own OS. Sounds like you would not be happy with any other solution. It can be done. I have done it - in 1965.
Feel free to be blindly loyal to MS. Me, I prefer to deal in reality.
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05 Mar 2010   #9

W7, Xp Pro
 
 

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But since I do more than twiddle my thumbs on the computer
Why would you waste time in a pointless exercise then. ?

MSE turns it off anyway. Unless you have a 20gb HD you already have enough space.

Disable if using alternate A/V, it only takes about 20mb and don't update it.

cheers.
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05 Mar 2010   #10

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by antharr View Post
Yes I would love to uninstall it myself but it really doesn't take up that much had space. I am just happy I can disable it.
LOL... Yeah. That'll be next. They'll incorporate sub-par programs and remove all ability to disable them! This is what we've come to... being grateful MS still allows us to disable this crap!!
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