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    windows defender

    can some one please post a link where i can download windows defender for vista?
    i deleted it =/
    and microsoft download center says i shuld already have it
    thnx for any help

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    Re: windows defender

    Hello Brandon, and welcome to Vista Forums.

    You cannot uninstall, delete, or reinstall Windows Defender in Vista since it is a part of Vista itself. You can turn it off and on though. Could you please explain more about exactly what you deleted to help you restore it?

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    Re: windows defender

    well
    when i go to
    start > control panel > security > all thats listed is:
    security center
    windows firewall
    windows update
    and internet options
    and the first time i noticed it was when widnows defender came up and said that th programs services have stopped and that i shuld reboot
    which i did
    and when i went to go see if its services were on it wasn't there

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    Re: windows defender

    Brandon,

    Does Windows Defender open when you click on C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe ?

    If yes, then check with Method Two in this tutorial to see if Windows Defender (step 8D) was set to be hidden in the Control Panel.

    Control Panel - Hide Icon


    This is usually caused by malware. I would recommend that you run a thorough antivirus and spyware scan to help be safe.

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn

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    Re: windows defender

    the windows defender folder is completly missing

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    Re: windows defender

    Quote Originally Posted by brandon5377 View Post
    the windows defender folder is completly missing
    Hello brandon,

    Could you please check to see if you can find Defender listed here



    or here



    and under services.msc , here



    Thanks

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    Re: windows defender

    its not under programs files....

    windows defender-ffd.jpg


    or servces....

    windows defender-services.jpg

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    Re: windows defender

    Hi,

    How did you delete it, exactly.? Did you right click the folder and delete - pretty sure you would need to take ownership to do that.

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    Re: windows defender

    Quote Originally Posted by brandon5377 View Post
    well
    and the first time i noticed it was when widnows defender came up and said that th programs services have stopped and that i shuld reboot
    which i did
    and when i went to go see if its services were on it wasn't there
    ...

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    Re: windows defender

    Hi brandon,

    Yes, I saw that - but when you said you deleted it - thought maybe you meant you had done so as it wasn't working. Seems to have deleted itself?

    Probably worth doing a full scan if you have another anti - malware tool.

    Worth trying a system restore to before this happened

    System Restore - How to

    If that doesn't work, you might use a file recovery tool to see if it finds anything on your hd.

    If you don't already have one, you can get a good freebie from

    www.glarysoft.com

    Better to download and install it on a separate partition - so as not to overwrite anything.

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