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Windows 7: Windows Defender - Turn On or Off

25 Mar 2013   #20
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Hunter36 View Post
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Hello Ron,

Personally, I would ditch Windows Defender by installing MSE (Microsoft Security Essentials). It's a lot better IMO. Either way, the updates for Windows Defender or MSE are definition updates that need to be installed to help keep your system protected from the latest malware and virus threats.
I was wondering about Windows Defender. Usually in XP, WD has an unistaller, but in Windows 7, it does not. I have MSE as my main security software right now, how do I if possible, remove Windows Defender off from my computer?
Hello Hunter,

Windows Defender is an included feature of Windows 7, and can only be turned off and not uninstalled.

However, there's no need. When you install MSE, it will turn off (disable) Windows Defender by default.


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26 Mar 2013   #21
Hunter36

Windows 7 Professional x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Hunter36 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello Ron,

Personally, I would ditch Windows Defender by installing MSE (Microsoft Security Essentials). It's a lot better IMO. Either way, the updates for Windows Defender or MSE are definition updates that need to be installed to help keep your system protected from the latest malware and virus threats.
I was wondering about Windows Defender. Usually in XP, WD has an unistaller, but in Windows 7, it does not. I have MSE as my main security software right now, how do I if possible, remove Windows Defender off from my computer?
Hello Hunter,

Windows Defender is an included feature of Windows 7, and can only be turned off and not uninstalled.

However, there's no need. When you install MSE, it will turn off (disable) Windows Defender by default.
Hmmmmmmm, I see. Thanks for the advice .
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26 Mar 2013   #22
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're most welcome Hunter.
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06 Apr 2014   #23
gplea

Win7 64Bit Enterprise
 
 

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07 Apr 2014   #24
gplea

Win7 64Bit Enterprise
 
 

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16 Nov 2014   #25
balubeto

Windows 7
 
 

Using the registry of Windows 7 SP1, how do I completely disable the automatic startup of Windows Defender?

Thanks

Bye
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16 Nov 2014   #26
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by balubeto View Post
Using the registry of Windows 7 SP1, how do I completely disable the automatic startup of Windows Defender?
Explained here
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16 Nov 2014   #27
balubeto

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Golden View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by balubeto View Post
Using the registry of Windows 7 SP1, how do I completely disable the automatic startup of Windows Defender?
Explained here
If I disable it in this way, I can still run it manually without any error message. Right?

Thanks

Bye
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16 Nov 2014   #28
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Balubeto,

Sorry, but no. If you turn off or disable Windows Defender, you will not be able to run it until you enable and turn it on first.
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16 Nov 2014   #29
balubeto

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello Balubeto,

Sorry, but no. If you turn off or disable Windows Defender, you will not be able to run it until you enable and turn it on first.
In other words, with this way, I disable the Windows Defender service and not its program. If so, how do I set this service to "on demand" and to ensure that its program does not start at system startup, always operating on system registry?

Thanks

Bye
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