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Want To Remove Windows Defender


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#1 Klink

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Posted 08 November 2007 - 10:57 PM

I am trying to remove this from my system using Add and Remove programs. When I attempt removal, I get a message that the program cannot find the WindowsDefender.msi file. File does not exist on my computer. Cannot download Windows Defender from Microsoft site, says that program already exists. Can I eliminate program by deleting file from Program Files and all references from registry? Or, any other help appreciated.

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Posted 13 November 2007 - 12:44 AM

Others have successfully used the Windows Installer Cleanup utility to uninstall Defender.
Description of the Windows Installer CleanUp Utility.
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Posted 13 November 2007 - 02:44 PM

Are you using Defender in Vista? If so, you can only disable Defender. It is a feature of Vista and part of the operating system so you cannot uninstall it.

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#4 Klink

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Posted 13 November 2007 - 04:27 PM

T-Mack--Was successful in removing after using Windows Installer Cleanup Utility.
Thanks for the help.
Vista Home Premium, SP1
Dell Dimension E510
P4 Duo Core 2.2
2 Gb memory

Avast Anti-virus & Malware 4.8
Threatfire 4.0.0.10
Windows Firewall

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Posted 13 November 2007 - 11:55 PM

Glad to hear :thumbsup:
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