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#1 reczel_reyes18


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Posted 25 September 2013 - 01:03 AM



I need a help regarding of windows 8 turning on of windows defender?



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#2 Condobloke


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Posted 25 September 2013 - 01:36 AM





To open Windows Defender

    Open Windows Defender by clicking the Start button Picture of the Start button. In the search box, type Defender, and then, in the list of results, click Windows Defender.

    Click Tools, and then click Options.

    Click Administrator, select or clear the Use this program check box, and then click Save. Administrator permission required If you're prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.



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#3 Atoz44


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Posted 05 November 2013 - 02:33 PM

I had the same problem. I just bought a new computer 2 mo. ago (Gateway DX4870) and they had installed Norton security for just 2 months. I didn't renew it and tried to turn on defender. Would not turn on. I followed the previous posts instruction, but could not find the options button. I finally just deleted the Norton security program and defender turned on automatically. It would not turn on as long as the Norton program was on the computer. Even though it was deactivated.

I read the article from PC magazine in the above post, that said defender now includes Microsoft security essentials in defender, so maybe that is all I need. I also have malwarebytes on the computer. I don't know why they installed Norton anyway, even for 2 months.

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