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how to remove windows defender updates from add/remove


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#1 cajunbk

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Posted 18 April 2009 - 09:48 PM

Hi, I have been trying to get rid of Windows Defender definitions and updates from add/remove. It says "this update cannot be removed". I can't even find the program . Just how do I get rid of it?
I have windows xp. What should I do?

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Posted 19 April 2009 - 07:20 PM

Follow the directions in the link below for disabling Defender. You cannot uninstall it in Vista.
http://www.vista4beginners.com/How-to-disa...indows-Defender

You will get still get alerts from security center until you replace Defender with another antispyware.

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Posted 19 April 2009 - 08:29 PM

Hi Buddy, I thank you for your help. I failed to say I was using windows xp. Before you replyed, I was able to remove windows defender with ccleaner.

Thanks again,
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Posted 20 April 2009 - 12:24 PM

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Posted 07 May 2009 - 01:28 PM

:thumbsup: Windows Defender is a must for your PC. :flowers: I don't understand why you would even want to uninstall Windows Defender updates unless some how it got infected.

Edited by koolkat, 07 May 2009 - 01:30 PM.





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