Windows Defender

Discussion in 'Windows 7 Help and Support' started by iflog, Nov 24, 2011.

  1. iflog

    iflog Senior Member

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    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?
     
  2. patcooke

    patcooke Microsoft MVP
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    Microsoft Security Essentials has superseded Windows Defender and the MSSE install turns Defender off. It is most likely to create problems running them simultaneously.
     
  3. iflog

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    Thank you for the reply
     

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