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  1. The Keeper

    The Keeper Thread Starter

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    I have been using Windows Defender on my computer but recently it automatically ran Windows Security Essentials and turned off Windows Defender. I read where Security Essentials was a better program because it fill in some gaps that existed in Windows Defender. How do I find Windows Security Essentials on my computer? There doesn't seem to be an icon and I don't see it in the control panel. I assume my computer will give me an alert if it isn't working but I would like to manually check it on occasion.

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  2. SpywareDr

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    Click the Windows start orb, type in microsoft security essentials and press [Enter].
     
  3. The Keeper

    The Keeper Thread Starter

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    SpywareDr....Duh! Guess I'm tired today. I've accessed it before but today I had Windows Security Essentials in my mind and that didn't work when I typed it in the start orb.
    Now I feel really dumb but do appreciated your prompt reply. Thanks much
     
  4. SpywareDr

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    (y) No problem at all. Went to grocery store yesterday, filled up my cart, went to checkout and didn't have my wallet. :( (At least I didn't forget my pants. :eek:)
     
  5. dvk01

    dvk01 Moderator Malware Specialist

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    right click sys tray it is normally there
     
  6. SpywareDr

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    The little MSE icon looks like this: [​IMG]
     
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