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Windows Defender Is Bugging Me Like Crazy


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#1 FisticufsFred22

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Posted 13 March 2007 - 05:21 PM

Hi everyone, this is my first post here. I've been looking around trying to find a solution to get rid of Windows Defender but have had no luck. I'm pretty sure I had the beta version, so I tried all the suggestions with no luck.

When I first boot up my computer I get:

Application failed to initialize: 0x800106ba A problem caused Windows Defender service to stop. To start the service, restart your computer or search help and support on how to start a service manually"


So, after that I try to uninstall it and I get this:

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Followed by this:

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Then I tried to reinstall and I get this:

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Followed by this:

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I really have no clue what to do......I did a registry edit too and that didnt work.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
-Jake




P.S. if it helps, I'm running XP Pro SP2. And here's whats in the program file for Windows Defender:
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Moderator Edit: Moved topic to more appropriate forum. ~ Animal

Edited by Animal, 13 March 2007 - 09:29 PM.


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#2 JohnWho

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Posted 13 March 2007 - 05:34 PM

Did you try to uninstall Defender while running in Safe Mode?


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but I'm not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant!


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Posted 13 March 2007 - 05:36 PM

no....i didn't....but I'm about to.

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Posted 13 March 2007 - 05:36 PM

Oh, and I'm fairly new here, too, as far as number of posts.

Welcome to the board.


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but I'm not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant!


#5 FisticufsFred22

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Posted 13 March 2007 - 06:00 PM

Well, I booted in safe mode and tried to uninstall Defender and got this:

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ugh...this is really annoying.

#6 JohnWho

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Posted 13 March 2007 - 06:09 PM

Yeah, I can see that.

One more thing from me, while others are scratching their heads -

Turn off Windows Update and then try uninstalling/reintalling Defender again.

There is some interaction between these two programs that may be causing your problem.

Whatever, don't forget to put Windows Update back to your current setting.


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Posted 13 March 2007 - 06:15 PM

Tried turning off Automatic Updates and that didn't work either.

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Posted 13 March 2007 - 06:41 PM

Are you signing in as "Administrator"?

Are you shutting down all the other programs that may be running in background - Anti-virus, etc.?

Have you scanned your system for AV, Malware, etc.?


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Posted 13 March 2007 - 07:54 PM

Are you signing in as "Administrator"?

Are you shutting down all the other programs that may be running in background - Anti-virus, etc.?

Have you scanned your system for AV, Malware, etc.?



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Posted 14 March 2007 - 05:19 AM

I can see you are running the defander stand-alone prog in XP. Do you no longer have the installation package (WindowsDefender.msi) That seems to be the root of the pr0blem. If you have it but cannot locate it manually, how about a search?

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Posted 14 March 2007 - 05:24 AM

Try installing Windows Defender again, and then try to remove it.

If that doesn't work you can always try:

Uninstall Programs Manually
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Posted 14 March 2007 - 02:10 PM

Others have successfully used the Windows Installer Cleanup utility to uninstall Defender.
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/290301


Added info:
http://www.kbalertz.com/kb_931849.aspx

Edited by buddy215, 14 March 2007 - 02:21 PM.

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Posted 08 May 2007 - 07:49 AM

I'm having this ame issue. Mine stopped working, so I uninstalled it and dowloaded it again and as its installing it says "failed to run"

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Posted 08 May 2007 - 02:49 PM

Inthecatboxagain---See the info in the link below to solve your problem.
http://www.kbalertz.com/kb_931849.aspx
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Posted 14 July 2008 - 05:30 PM

are you sure that the windows install service is on/manual? That might be important.
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