Windows Defender Versus Security Essentials

  Glen 16:20 14 Nov 2010

I installed Windows Security Essentials as the only A.V.program. Windows Firewall is switched on. However I am prompted to turn on Windows Defender and am unable to do so. Does Security essentials take the place of Defender. Should I bother?

  birdface 16:41 14 Nov 2010

You mean Microsoft Security essentials.
Try services and scroll down to Windows Defender and set it to manual.

  mooly 18:20 14 Nov 2010

MSE disables Windows Defender... it's meant too.
MSE is a complete package, spyware, antivirus and rootkit and so does all Defender did and much more.

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