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Windows 7: Windows Defender - startup

07 Mar 2010   #1

Windows 7 64-bit Windows 7 32-bit
 
 
Windows Defender - startup

Windows defender keeps showing up when ever i log on or restart, its not in my startup folder and as far as i can tell there is no auto show it at startup option. Please help me get rid of this!! Thanks

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07 Mar 2010   #2
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Hello Kookster,

Turning off Windows Defender should stop this for you.

Windows Defender - Turn On or Off

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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07 Mar 2010   #3

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problem is its already off i keep getting this popup everytime i restart or log on
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07 Mar 2010   #4
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If nothing else helps, install MSE as your security program (after you properly uninstalled your current security program). That will definitely get rid of this nuisance because MSE uses the msmpeng.exe which is the Defender .exe.
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07 Mar 2010   #5

Windows 7 64-bit Windows 7 32-bit
 
 

i installed mse already, but it was doing this before i installed it
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07 Mar 2010   #6
whs

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kookster View Post
i installed mse already, but it was doing this before i installed it
So it should not do it any more - or does it?
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07 Mar 2010   #7
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Ok Kookster,

Double check all of the registry locations in METHOD FOUR of the tutorial below to see if you see any entry for Windows Defender (MSASCui.exe) listed.

Startup Programs - Change
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08 Mar 2010   #8

Windows 7 64-bit Windows 7 32-bit
 
 

I tried that, it wasnt in there, but on a good note I took out 4 programs i didnt want running in the background anymore.
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08 Mar 2010   #9
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Have you already checked in Task Scheduler to see if there may be a task that is running this?

Windows Defender - startup-task.jpg


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08 Mar 2010   #10

Windows 7 64-bit Windows 7 32-bit
 
 

as far as i can tell nope, looks just like the screen shot.

Also found out why i didnt notice it earlier cause i was looking for the wrong file in the registry. My bad, but either way its better now.

Off topic: 100th post woot!
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