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#1 Booh-kitty

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Posted 11 May 2011 - 06:49 PM

When I try to delete this program from the program files and program files(x86) folderes, I get a message that I need permission from TrustedInstaller to make changes.

So I went into the properties and changed the sharing settings, to share with myself of course. I have only been able to give myself permissions in one of the folders. After doing this, it lets me begin deleting. It begins going through several screens informing that it is a shared folder, that deleting it will affect other users...................but it eventually comes back to the message that I need permission to get rid of something on MY OWN computer!

I don't need this program and I want to get rid of it!

Please tell me if there is a way to do it!
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Posted 11 May 2011 - 06:59 PM

you need to go to control panel/programs and uninstall the program; if it there in the list ,if it not in the list then don;t worry about the folder in program file

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Posted 11 May 2011 - 07:03 PM

Windows Defender is not in the programs file in the control panel. That's why I went into the program files on the hard drive instead. I've managed to get rid of a lot of stuff this way. It's just not working with Defender.
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Posted 11 May 2011 - 07:39 PM

well like i said ,it not the proper way and you could cause problem for you win7 install by doing it this way

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Posted 11 May 2011 - 07:46 PM

Well.........I don't like it! :angry:
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Posted 11 May 2011 - 07:52 PM

You can't uninstall Windows Defender, as it's a part of Windows.
You can only disable it: http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/15788/how-to-uninstall-disable-and-remove-windows-defender.-also-how-turn-it-off/

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Posted 11 May 2011 - 07:52 PM

I have yet to read any good reviews about it.

Why it is still even included is beyond me. But has been said. Removal in the manner you are doing is asking for possible trouble down the road.

If it is not already to broken from deletion of it`s components then perhaps doing a google search for disabling it in Win 7 is the better way to go.

Broni beat me to it. :thumbup2:

Edited by ThunderZ, 11 May 2011 - 07:53 PM.


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Posted 11 May 2011 - 07:54 PM

Why it is still even included is beyond me

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Totally worthless.

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Posted 11 May 2011 - 08:10 PM

I already disabled it a long time ago. I just figured it's taking up space on my hard drive that I'd rather use for something else.

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Posted 11 May 2011 - 08:13 PM

If I screwed something up, I have the installation disc. Hopefully it won't come to that!
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Posted 11 May 2011 - 08:19 PM

I just figured it's taking up space on my hard drive

That's exaggerating.....LOL

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Posted 12 May 2011 - 03:17 AM

You could try using some Linux LiveCD (or LiveUSB with help of UNetbootin) that is capable of writing to NTFS partitions to delete Windows Defender remains of your disk if that is your desire. PCLinuxOS is one of such distros, but I'm sure there are others.

Only remember to hold your Windows 7 Install disk close ;) Just in case.

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Posted 12 May 2011 - 04:38 AM

I just figured it's taking up space on my hard drive

That's exaggerating.....LOL


2.91 mb ,room for a picture or a mp3.

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Posted 12 May 2011 - 07:09 AM

It's the principle of the matter! I don't like being told I can't get rid of something on MY computer.

The way I see it, this is just another measure in Microsofts conspiracy to take over the world :)

Besides, that's one more song or picture I could have had on my computer! They have no right to take that space away from me!

Edited by Booh-kitty, 12 May 2011 - 07:10 AM.

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Posted 12 May 2011 - 07:11 AM

It's the principle of the matter! I don't like being told I can't get rid of something on MY computer.

The way I see it, this is just another measure in Microsofts conspiracy to take over the world :)

Besides, that's one more song or picture I could have had on my computer! They have no right to take that space away from me!


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