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sstocchi

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I'm trying to turn on windows defender and when i do i'm getting messege this program is turned off. When i try to turn it on I get a messege program is blocked by group policy..any ideas?
 

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I'm trying to turn on windows defender and when i do i'm getting messege this program is turned off. When i try to turn it on I get a messege program is blocked by group policy..any ideas?
Many av solutions turn off windows defender ...this may be what is going on..as stated above it is not a good tool for protection anyway /and should not be turned on if you have other real time protection
 

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While I think that Windows Defender is one of the worst antimalware products around, the fact that you can't turn it on is likely to be indicative of a malware infection. If you are running Microsoft Security Essentials, Defender should be disabled automatically when MSE installs, and you shouldn't be able to restart it.
 

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Windows Defender is crap and unfortunately can't be uninstalled in Windows Vista and Windows 7.
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That's true, but you can disable Defender in both OS. And I would most certainly agree that's a good idea.
 

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For free I recommend Comodo....their AV wasnt to great in the past but is top notch as of current
 
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