uninstall windows defender

  mrwoowoo 02:55 23 Jan 2008
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Is it possible to uninstall windows defender as it doesn't show in programmes/features in control panel or start menu.

  pac73 03:46 23 Jan 2008

If you,ve got CCleaner,Tools,Uninstaller,and find Defender.Then click run uninstaller.

  ambra4 09:28 23 Jan 2008

Check this site

click here

  mrwoowoo 16:56 23 Jan 2008

Thanks for repyling.
Already took it out of the start menu.
Have ccleaner so will try to uninstall with that.

  anskyber 17:14 23 Jan 2008

Are you using Vista?

If so be careful about removing elements of Defender because I think they are part of the Vista OS, not a free standing program, which is why it's not in add/remove.

  tullie 17:18 23 Jan 2008

Why not just disable it?

  rawprawn 17:18 23 Jan 2008

As anskyber says if you are using Vista leave well alone it is part of the OS.

  Sea Urchin 17:28 23 Jan 2008

Can't be removed, but can be easily disabled as per click here

  mrwoowoo 22:07 23 Jan 2008

Already had it disabled but thought as not using it i may as well uninstall.
Thanks for all advice.Think i will settle for leaving it disabled.

  ric01 03:54 11 Jun 2009

hi,

have antivirus/antimalware don't need defender

but defender 'will not initialise' anyway and it keeps on popping up this 'x' message every time i start up.

typed in msconfig (vista) and unchecked start up for defender - restarted - there's the defender pop-up again: aaaaaaaagh!!!

can someone please help me get rid of/disable this programme please?

thanks

R

  Sea Urchin 18:04 11 Jun 2009

If you want help with your problem you should start a thread - not a lot of good using an 18 month old thread which has been resolved.

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