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Windows 7: Windows Defender is 22.5 MB - is it legit?

19 Apr 2014   #11

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Win 10 Pro x64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
Windows 7 built in Defender should be turned off.
Just go to the Start Orb and type in Defender and then tick on it.
It should indicate it is off.
Keep it off and forget about it. It is no longer needed.
For reference...

Windows Defender - Turn On or Off

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19 Apr 2014   #12

W7 Pro 64

I disabled the service, thanks for the advice :)
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 Windows Defender is 22.5 MB - is it legit?

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