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Remove Windows Defender Software Explorer program


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#1 jlea4win

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Posted 06 June 2009 - 07:07 PM

I would like to remove Sortware Explorer. Until they fix the bugs and functionality of this program running on Vista, I would like to either remove or disable it. But I have no idea how, and so far, neither does anyone else. I have looked all over. I know I am not the only one who does not like this program. It has seriously slowed down my computer startup since Windows Update installed it. I can't manager anything that MS doesnt recognize. So, the program is continuously running. I run several online programs in my desktop and it does not like this. Not to mention it occasionally crashes my computer. (Yes, I do know it is this program).
Anyone know how to do this?

Edited by jlea4win, 06 June 2009 - 07:09 PM.


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#2 jlea4win

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Posted 07 June 2009 - 02:07 PM

I figured out how to turn it off when Windows starts up. I just right click it in the tray and exit. And my start up speed increases dramatically. I don't know how to permanently disable it though. Would still like to know so I don't have to keep messing with it.

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Posted 08 June 2009 - 10:53 AM

Windows Defender is included with all versions of Windows Vista and is part of the operating system so it cannot be uninstalled. However, you can disable Defender.

To learn more about how Windows Defender works on Vista, please refer to:
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Posted 08 June 2009 - 05:27 PM

I don't have a problem with Defender, just with Software explorer. Would like to disable just that specific program.

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Posted 09 June 2009 - 06:24 AM

Configuring Options in Windows Defender
Customize Windows Defenderís protection options: How to Turn On or Off Defenderís Real-Time Protection
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Posted 23 June 2009 - 06:40 PM

Uh, you just wrote the same response. Not what I need. :thumbsup:

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Posted 24 June 2009 - 12:33 PM

Are you aware the Software Explorer is a component of Windows Defender? So you need to read the configuration options of Windows Defender.

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#8 jlea4win

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Posted 24 June 2009 - 07:44 PM

Yes, I do know its a part of Windows Defender, and no, you cannot configure or disable Software Explorer.

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Posted 06 July 2009 - 08:23 AM

I'm not into that Defender, too, but I have disabled from the beginning and now it's cool

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Posted 09 July 2009 - 03:31 PM

Well I will be forever damned. I never heard of Software explorer so I went to defender, tools, clicked software explorer to see what it said and the the illegitimate rodent started itself. I guess I will shortly see if it causes problems jlea4win. Just damn.

Edited by DeathStalker, 09 July 2009 - 03:32 PM.





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