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In windows 8 I got this message "Windows Defender has been turned off and isn't monitoring your computer." I downloaded Windows Security Essentials and now know I shouldn't have done so.... how can I get this problem fixed...
 

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Windows 8---- I got this message "Windows Defender has been turned off and isn't monitoring your computer."
I did have a virus and removed it. It was recommended that I was to download the Window Defender offline which I did, but now I have this other problem where I can't get the windows defender to work proper.
I downloaded Windows Security Essentials and now know I shouldn't have done so.... how can I get this problem fixed...
 

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The Windows 8 Windows Defender is Microsoft Security Essentials renamed. I would first uninstall MSE and see if Windows Defender comes back to life.
 

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I've merged your threads here. Please do not start multiple threads on the same topic.
 
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I had this problem when Norton expired. I removed all Norton products, ran Ccleaner, rebooted, Then I was able to start Defender.
 
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I had this problem when Norton expired. I removed all Norton products, ran Ccleaner, rebooted, Then I was able to start Defender.
You apparently didn't run the Norton Removal Tool. Enough Norton junk is still on your computer that Windows Defender didn't know it needed to turn back on. Run the Removal Tool and the rest of the Norton junk will be deleted - no need to reinstall and start over.

https://support.norton.com/sp/en/us/home/current/solutions/kb20080710133834EN_EndUserProfile_en_us
 
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