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#1 guit30

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Posted 03 October 2012 - 08:22 AM

Need Help with getting rid of Windows Defender as I hear it is dangerous rogueware.

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Posted 03 October 2012 - 10:15 AM

Can you give us the actual name? Your title says Win Defender and in your message you write Windows Defender.

Windows Defender is a Microsoft product.
Win (7) Defender is rogue software.

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 01:41 AM

Didier,

It is Windows Defender, just went and checked, so it's real, great, for now it is off,deferred to Norton's NIS, Thank you so much, May I ask one more question, I now have a Samsung Easy Software manager, I really like their simplified approach. I am getting alot of updates from Microsoft ,that end up in the programs list on Windows 7, is that the way that it is supposed to be?
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Posted 04 October 2012 - 09:38 PM

Didier,

It is Windows Defender, just went and checked, so it's real, great, for now it is off,deferred to Norton's NIS, Thank you so much, May I ask one more question, I now have a Samsung Easy Software manager, I really like their simplified approach. I am getting alot of updates from Microsoft ,that end up in the programs list on Windows 7, is that the way that it is supposed to be?
Thanks,
JIm


Which ones in particular? Update are supposed to appear under "View installed updates" in Control Panel's Programs and Features menu. If you say they "end up in the programs list", as in the All Programs list in the Start menu well that's strange.

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 01:02 AM

Master 131,
No, they are not going there ,but where programs should be,in the toolbox list, I can't tell whether they are programs are what, they are all microsoft,some in other languages.
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Posted 05 October 2012 - 11:43 AM

Toolbox list? What do you mean. Perhaps you could take a screenshot to explain what you are talking about?

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 03:41 PM

I am getting alot of updates from Microsoft ,that end up in the programs list on Windows 7, is that the way that it is supposed to be?


This list is displayed in the program list when you select "View installed updates".

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 03:05 AM

To Master 131,
Look at your screenshot,you have view installed updates ,they show up in the list on the right,Sorry, I did not read your comment above your picture that recently installed updates go to the progams list in the Control Panels' Programs and Features menu. Does that make sense?
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Posted 06 October 2012 - 03:15 AM

Didier,
OK,
Let me double check that
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Posted 06 October 2012 - 03:54 AM

Didier,
That is what happens, as you described, Thanks,
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