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Windows Defender

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Panic, Aug 12, 2010.

  1. Panic

    Panic Flightless Bird

    In Control Panel I clicked on Windows Defender. It showed it was turned OFF
    with a highlight to turn it ON. I click on that and it shows the blue
    activity spiral icon but it just times out without installing. I have
    Windows 7 Home Premium, 64-bit. My Windows 7 firewall, anti-virus, and
    spyware are all active and work fine. What am I missing without Windows
    Defender being ON?
     
  2. Alias

    Alias Flightless Bird

    Panic wrote:
    > In Control Panel I clicked on Windows Defender. It showed it was turned
    > OFF with a highlight to turn it ON. I click on that and it shows the
    > blue activity spiral icon but it just times out without installing. I
    > have Windows 7 Home Premium, 64-bit. My Windows 7 firewall, anti-virus,
    > and spyware are all active and work fine. What am I missing without
    > Windows Defender being ON?


    Have you got Windows Security Essentials installed? If so, that's why
    Defender is off and it should stay off.

    --
    Alias
     
  3. Orc

    Orc Flightless Bird

    If believe that if you have another firewall installed (Norton, MacAfee)
    those programs may turn off defender by default as it is surplus to
    requirements

    hope that helps

    ORC

    "Panic" <wrong@cox.net> wrote in message
    news:i418nk$plt$1@speranza.aioe.org...
    > In Control Panel I clicked on Windows Defender. It showed it was turned
    > OFF with a highlight to turn it ON. I click on that and it shows the blue
    > activity spiral icon but it just times out without installing. I have
    > Windows 7 Home Premium, 64-bit. My Windows 7 firewall, anti-virus, and
    > spyware are all active and work fine. What am I missing without Windows
    > Defender being ON?
    >
     
  4. Ken Blake

    Ken Blake Flightless Bird

    On Thu, 12 Aug 2010 09:50:12 -0700, "Panic" <wrong@cox.net> wrote:

    > In Control Panel I clicked on Windows Defender. It showed it was turned OFF
    > with a highlight to turn it ON. I click on that and it shows the blue
    > activity spiral icon but it just times out without installing. I have
    > Windows 7 Home Premium, 64-bit. My Windows 7 firewall, anti-virus, and
    > spyware are all active and work fine. What am I missing without Windows
    > Defender being ON?




    What anti-virus program do you have installed? Several of them
    (Windows Security Essentials, for example) turn Defender off, because
    its capabilities are built into them.
     

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