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Windows 7: what is Windows Defender? Can i DELETE this?

16 Oct 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home Basic 32bit (6.1, Build 7600)
what is Windows Defender? Can i DELETE this?

what is Windows Defender? i wonder....

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16 Oct 2011   #2

Windows 7 Professional SP1 32-bit

No, but you can disable it.
It's Microsoft's spyware protection built into Windows 7, but you're free to use any other third-party product if you prefer.
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16 Oct 2011   #3

Windows 7 Home Basic 32bit (6.1, Build 7600)

oh.. is that it? thanks bro.
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16 Oct 2011   #4

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To disable Defender, click on the start button, and type "services.msc" in the search bar, and hit enter .... you will get the services window . Scroll down below to search Windows Defender ... click on it to select it, and click on "Stop this service" .

If you want to start it once again in future, go the the services page as described, and click on "Start this service" .
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