Windows Defender

iflog

Honorable Member
#1
I use Microsoft Security Essentials and Windows Firewall so I thought I would use Windows Defender as well. According to my computer it is not running. When I click on it to start I receive a message "This program is turned off". "If you would like to use this program click here to turn it on". If I click on it nothing happens. All I get is the spinning wheel that doesn't stop. If I check in "services" its startup type is listed as "manual" and its "status" is blank. I tried resetting it to automatic and rebooted but when I come back it hasn't changed. Am I doing something wrong?
 


patcooke

Microsoft MVP
Staff member
Premium Supporter
Microsoft MVP
#2
Microsoft Security Essentials has superseded Windows Defender and the MSSE install turns Defender off. It is most likely to create problems running them simultaneously.
 


iflog

Honorable Member
#3
Thank you for the reply
 


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