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How do I uninstall Windows Defender?

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by user438, Feb 10, 2007.

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  1. user438

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    The Windows Defender is supposed to be uninstallable but I can't find it in 'Add Remove Programs'. It is wrecking havoc with my trusted defenses. I see 2 versions of it as well in the 'All Programs' list and the icons seem dimmed.
     
  2. Old Rich

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    I've always been able to uninstall from Add/Remove . . maybe parts were already uninstalled . . you could try installing it, then uninstall if you don't want it.
     
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    Thanks for the tip! It took a number of tries, but I finally got rid of the Windows Defender. It still didn't show up in the 'Add/Remove Programs' but through the on-line download there was an option to 'uninstall'. As I stated in my initial thread, it appeared that more than one installation was there, thus the multiple uninstalls. This was probably the problem with the opperation of the program in the first place.
     
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    Well done! . . (y)
     
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