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Windows 7: Windows defender keeps bugging me...


30 Apr 2010   #1

Windows 7
 
 
Windows defender keeps bugging me...

Every time I log in, Windows Defender tells me that "This program is turned off". I installed MSE when I first installed 7. MSE is running and Defender keeps bugging me that it's turned off. How can I fix it so Defender will stop telling me that it is turned off?


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30 Apr 2010   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

It is supposed to be turned off/uninstalled automatically when MSE is installed, but it doesn't "always" seem to work that way. Go to "Programs and Features" in the control panel and see if it is still listed there. It shouldn't be, but if it is, uninstall it.
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30 Apr 2010   #3

Windows 7
 
 

"Defender" and "Windows Defender" are not in the program list.
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30 Apr 2010   #4

Windows 7 64x
 
 

Is it listed as a running process? Is it running as a service?
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30 Apr 2010   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Hmmm....ok. How about going into Control Panel\Administrative Tools > Services and disabling in there? Other than that, i'm not sure why it would still pop-up when MSE is installed.

Can also go to msconfig and make sure it is not checked to startup when the comuter starts up.
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05 May 2010   #6

Windows 7
 
 

I checked and it's not in the running services. I went into Services and Disabled Windows Defender. The next time I booted up I got the same pop up. I've attached a screen shot of the pop up, and the Action Center. There isn't anything in the Action Center to change like it suggests.


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05 May 2010   #7

Windows XP - Now Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit).
 
 

If you are trying to disable Defender -- and I'm unsure whether u are -- you could try disabling via msconfig perhaps>
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05 May 2010   #8

Windows 7
 
 

I am trying to disable it. I have MSE that I use instead. I don't see Windows Defender in MSCONFIG.
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05 May 2010   #9
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64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Slughappy1, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You may have had a botched MSE install. See if turning on Windows Defender, then uninstalling and reinstalling MSE again may stop this for you.
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06 May 2010   #10

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

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Make sure this or anything else pertaining to defender is unchecked.
Had the same problem and it worked for me.
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