Solved Where is Windows Security Essentials on my computer?

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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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OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: AMD Phenom(tm) II X4 820 Processor, AMD64 Family 16 Model 4 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 5871 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI Radeon HD 4250 Graphics, 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 577 GB (416 GB Free); M: 2794 GB (2784 GB Free);
Motherboard: Gateway, DX4320
Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Enabled and Updated
 
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Click the Windows start orb, type in microsoft security essentials and press [Enter].
 

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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
 
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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:)
 

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right click sys tray it is normally there
 
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