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CAN'T TURN ON WINDOWS DEFENDER

  1. #1


    jj mac Guest

    CAN'T TURN ON WINDOWS DEFENDER

    Windows Defender is turned off. When I click on the “Turn On now” button
    Windows Security Centre searches for definitions but after a short period I
    receive message to say “ Security Centre Can’t update definitions for Windows
    Defender”
    My operating system is Vista Home Premium.
    What’s gone wrong?.
    Help Please.
    --
    JJ MacA

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  2. #2


    Engel Guest

    RE: CAN'T TURN ON WINDOWS DEFENDER

    Just out of interest. Are you using Windows Live OneCare ?
    --

    "jj mac" wrote:

    > Windows Defender is turned off. When I click on the “Turn On now” button
    > Windows Security Centre searches for definitions but after a short period I
    > receive message to say “ Security Centre Can’t update definitions for Windows
    > Defender”
    > My operating system is Vista Home Premium.
    > What’s gone wrong?.
    > Help Please.
    > --
    > JJ MacA


      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    Robert Firth Guest

    Re: CAN'T TURN ON WINDOWS DEFENDER

    Even Norton disables Windows Defender...

    Robert Firth
    http://www.winvistainfo.org

    "Engel" <Engel@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:9C1C7416-415D-4CD4-A321-68B2E9B10C7D@microsoft.com...
    > Just out of interest. Are you using Windows Live OneCare ?
    > --
    >
    > "jj mac" wrote:
    >
    >> Windows Defender is turned off. When I click on the “Turn On now” button
    >> Windows Security Centre searches for definitions but after a short
    >> period I
    >> receive message to say “ Security Centre Can’t update definitions for
    >> Windows
    >> Defender”
    >> My operating system is Vista Home Premium.
    >> What’s gone wrong?.
    >> Help Please.
    >> --
    >> JJ MacA

    >



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  4. #4


    jj mac Guest

    RE: CAN'T TURN ON WINDOWS DEFENDER

    Engel
    I had to Google live oneCare to find out what it was but no I havn't it
    installed
    --
    JJ MacA


    "Engel" wrote:

    > Just out of interest. Are you using Windows Live OneCare ?
    > --
    >
    > "jj mac" wrote:
    >
    > > Windows Defender is turned off. When I click on the “Turn On now” button
    > > Windows Security Centre searches for definitions but after a short period I
    > > receive message to say “ Security Centre Can’t update definitions for Windows
    > > Defender”
    > > My operating system is Vista Home Premium.
    > > What’s gone wrong?.
    > > Help Please.
    > > --
    > > JJ MacA


      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  5. #5


    jj mac Guest

    Re: CAN'T TURN ON WINDOWS DEFENDER

    Robert
    I am using McAfee Security Center,VirusScan,Firewall,SpamKiller & Privacy
    Service.
    It is quite possble that McAfee is blocking Windows Defender. Anything
    Norton can do McAfee can do better. I've had experience of both. I think
    you have given me my answer. I keep getting security alerts from Windows
    Security Center which are a little alarming.
    --
    JJ MacA


    "Robert Firth" wrote:

    > Even Norton disables Windows Defender...
    >
    > Robert Firth
    > http://www.winvistainfo.org
    >
    > "Engel" <Engel@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:9C1C7416-415D-4CD4-A321-68B2E9B10C7D@microsoft.com...
    > > Just out of interest. Are you using Windows Live OneCare ?
    > > --
    > >
    > > "jj mac" wrote:
    > >
    > >> Windows Defender is turned off. When I click on the “Turn On now” button
    > >> Windows Security Centre searches for definitions but after a short
    > >> period I
    > >> receive message to say “ Security Centre Can’t update definitions for
    > >> Windows
    > >> Defender”
    > >> My operating system is Vista Home Premium.
    > >> What’s gone wrong?.
    > >> Help Please.
    > >> --
    > >> JJ MacA

    > >

    >


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  6. #6


    Engel Guest

    RE: CAN'T TURN ON WINDOWS DEFENDER

    Hi JJ MacA,

    Please confirm your system clock and Time Zone also the Date set properly,
    Having it set incorrectly can cause this type of behavior.
    --

    "jj mac" wrote:

    > Engel
    > I had to Google live oneCare to find out what it was but no I havn't it
    > installed
    > --
    > JJ MacA
    >
    >
    > "Engel" wrote:
    >
    > > Just out of interest. Are you using Windows Live OneCare ?
    > > --
    > >
    > > "jj mac" wrote:
    > >
    > > > Windows Defender is turned off. When I click on the “Turn On now” button
    > > > Windows Security Centre searches for definitions but after a short period I
    > > > receive message to say “ Security Centre Can’t update definitions for Windows
    > > > Defender”
    > > > My operating system is Vista Home Premium.
    > > > What’s gone wrong?.
    > > > Help Please.
    > > > --
    > > > JJ MacA


      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  7. #7


    Giovanni Guest

    RE: CAN'T TURN ON WINDOWS DEFENDER

    I am having the same problem as the topic starter. It also won't recognize
    Norton. It did when I first purchased the computer but after a couple of
    weeks I started having this problem. I have checked my time to see if it set
    correctly and it is. I have the latest Norton 360 with the latest update.

    "Engel" wrote:

    > Hi JJ MacA,
    >
    > Please confirm your system clock and Time Zone also the Date set properly,
    > Having it set incorrectly can cause this type of behavior.
    > --
    >
    > "jj mac" wrote:
    >
    > > Engel
    > > I had to Google live oneCare to find out what it was but no I havn't it
    > > installed
    > > --
    > > JJ MacA
    > >
    > >
    > > "Engel" wrote:
    > >
    > > > Just out of interest. Are you using Windows Live OneCare ?
    > > > --
    > > >
    > > > "jj mac" wrote:
    > > >
    > > > > Windows Defender is turned off. When I click on the “Turn On now” button
    > > > > Windows Security Centre searches for definitions but after a short period I
    > > > > receive message to say “ Security Centre Can’t update definitions for Windows
    > > > > Defender”
    > > > > My operating system is Vista Home Premium.
    > > > > What’s gone wrong?.
    > > > > Help Please.
    > > > > --
    > > > > JJ MacA


      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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