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Windows Defender

Can anyone please tell me how to disable Windows Defender? This might be the problem I'm having with my computer not recognizing my Windows Live OneCare as my antivirus and my firewall.

I really need some advice on how to get my computer to recognize my Live OneCare and not its own security. This is sure different from XP.! :p

My Computer

Open up the Control Panel\Administrative Tools\Services then look for windows defender and right click on it and go into the properties and for the startup type select disabled in the drop down box and ok everything and then restart your computer.

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    HP Compaq Presario/SR5113WM
    AMD Athlon 64 X2 3600+ 1.9Ghz
    Asus M2N68-LA
    PNY Optima Memory DDR2 2GB 2x1 kit
    Graphics Card(s)
    PNY Nvidia 8400 GS 256MB
    Sound Card
    On board RealTek
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Acer X163W LCD
    Screen Resolution
    Hard Drives
    Western Digital 160 GB SATA 3G (3.0Gb/sec)
    7200 rpm
    Western Digital 160 GB IDE
    Dynex 400w
    Nothin Special
    Wireless Logitech LX7
    Standard 102 key with volume and sleep buttons
    Internet Speed
    Comcrap 10mb cable
    Other Info
    Insignia 2.1 speakers, wireless Xbox 360 controller w/plug n play charger, Belkin wireless G + mimo usb network adapter.
Thanks, I'll do that. I had Windows Defender with my other computer and it would not let me do ANYTHING, therefore, that's why I don't use it. It was just too powerful and controlling for me.

My Computer

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