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how do I get Windows Defender working after I uninstall McAfee?

Q: how do I get Windows Defender working after I uninstall McAfee?

What would suggest I do, McAfee came pre installed on my HP Laptop. My "free" subscription ends in a few days and I noticed that my Windows Defender does NOT work. It is grayed out because of McAfee as I have learned reading other posts on this board.
Other AV programs have this effect on Windows Defender in many cases.
I guess my question is how do I get Windows Defender working after I uninstall McAfee?
Thanks

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A: how do I get Windows Defender working after I uninstall McAfee?

Originally Posted by Heshie75v


What would suggest I do, McAfee came pre installed on my HP Laptop. My "free" subscription ends in a few days and I noticed that my Windows Defender does NOT work. It is grayed out because of McAfee as I have learned reading other posts on this board.
Other AV programs have this effect on Windows Defender in many cases.
I guess my question is how do I get Windows Defender working after I uninstall McAfee?
Thanks



Soon as you remove McAfee, Windows Defender should come back on ....they won't run at same time.

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I have windows 8 x64 that came preloaded with trial McAfee. Uninstalled after trial and security screens inform Defender turned off. Selecting to turn off does not configure the change. What is easiest way to fix issue and "move on" ?

A:Unable to turn on Windows Defender after McAfee Uninstall

Run regedit.exe, go to
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows Defender

and change the values from DisableAntiSpyware and DisableAntiVirus to
1.
"A programmer is just a tool which converts caffeine into code"

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I downloaded an ipchanger called Invisible Ip Map (torrent). Then ran it on my computer. seemed to work fine until I connected to the internet with a different ip (Saudi Arabia). I had a fun time trying to read google in Arabic and was able to change the ip settings back to normal. However, other problems occured, windows defender was disabled and I tried reenabling it using windows help guide and an error 1058 popped up. I tried going to update.microsoft.com and a pop up came up and i read about it, googled it and such and used the smitfraudfix.exe to try fixing it. nothing, it ended up screwing up my computer even further where McAfee is missing a whole bunch of things, a few errors popped up that i didn't have a chance to write or printscreen. Now, i'm using another computer to type this message and try to find a way to resolve it without reinstalling windows-my last resort being that i have over 500gb of files that can't be backed up on a 250gb external.Deckard's System Scanner v20071014.68Run by Mike on 2008-05-29 00:32:20Computer is in Normal Mode.---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- System Restore --------------------------------------------------------------Successfully created a Deckard's System Scanner Restore Point.-- Last 5 Restore Point(s) --23: 2008-05-29 04:32:24 UTC - RP278 - Deckard's System Scanner Restore Point22: 2008-05-29 04:06:03 UTC - RP277 - Last known good configuration21: 2008-05-29 04:05:59 UTC - RP276 ... Read more

A:Windows Defender Disabled; Mcafee Not Working; Comp Status Unknown

Hello MAC12489 and welcome to BC. Let's see what we can find. Please follow the steps below in order:Before running a new scan let's clean out the temporary folders. Download ATF Cleaner to your Desktop.Double-click ATF-Cleaner.exe to run the program.Click Select All found at the bottom of the list.Click the Empty Selected button.If you use Firefox browser, do this also:Click Firefox at the top and choose Select All from the list.Click the Empty Selected button.NOTE : If you would like to keep your saved passwords, please click No at the prompt.If you use Opera browser, do this also:Click Opera at the top and choose Select All from the list.Close ALL Internet browsers (very important).Click the Empty Selected button.NOTE : If you would like to keep your saved passwords, please click No at the prompt.Click Exit on the Main menu to close the program.Now download OTScanIt.exe to your Desktop and double-click on it to extract the files. It will create a folder named OTScanIt on your desktop.Note: You must be logged on to the system with an account that has Administrator privileges to run this program.Close ALL OTHER PROGRAMS.Open the OTScanIt folder and double-click on OTScanIt.exe to start the program (if you are running on Vista then right-click the program and choose Run as Administrator).In the Drivers section click on Non-Microsoft.Under Additional Scans click the checkboxes in front of the following items to select them:Reg - BotCheck
File - Additional Folder Scans
Do not ... Read more

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nevermind got it sorted please delete
 

A:internet not working after mcafee uninstall

The proper procedure is to click on in the upper left corner of your thread.
 

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I have Windows Xp. Recently Mcafee has not been able to open, I can't uninstall it. It is not recognizing my Ipod. I try to uninstall my Ipod and Itunes and nothing happens. I have tried to reinstall my ipod and Mcafee and it says there is an error..

Any Ideas?
 

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So, I got a new Laptop for Cristmas, and with it, my mom got me a year of McAfee. After it expires, i'll be getting Hitman Pro. (Right now I use Mbam Premium + McAfee + AdwCleaner + Super Anti-Spyware.) Now, I know a lot of people will yell at me about how McAfee is a resource hog and that I shouldn't use it, and, well, I already know. But, if I have a free year on something, I might as well use it.  Whichever answer this question this awnswer has, I will still use McAfee, for the reason stated above. However, I am just curios, is McAfee or Windows Defender better? Soon it will not matter because I will be using Hitman Pro which will enable Defender again but for now I want to know.
 
Which has a better detection rate? McAfee or Windows Defender?
 
Again, I dont care about anything exept detection.
 
So I guess the question is not "Which is better?" but "Which has a higher detection rate?". Anyway, just answer the question.
 
Thanks.

A:McAfee or Windows Defender?

There is no universal "one size fits all" solution that works for everyone and there is no single best anti-virus. Every vendor's virus lab and program scanning engine is different. Each has has its own strengths and weaknesses and they often use a mix of technologies to detect and remove malware. In many cases choosing an anti-virus is a matter of personal preference and what works best on a particular system.Choosing an Anti-Virus ProgramThere are several reputable labs which test the effectiveness of major anti-virus programs and security suites to include AV-Comparatives.org, Virus Bulletin Comparative Tests, AV-Test.org, NSS Labs Consumer Anti-Malware Products Group Test Report, etc.These kinds of comparative testing results will vary depending on a variety of factors to include but not limited to who conducted the testing, what they were testing for (type of threats, attack vectors, exploits), what versions of anti-virus software was tested, what type of scanning engine was used, and the ability to clean or repair. There are no universally predefined set of standards or criteria for testing which means each test will yield different results. As such, you need to look for detailed information about how the tests were conducted, the procedures used, and data results.Some of the testing criteria and standards may even be misleading....for some unknown reason...the renowned German test lab AV-TEST has quietly (there was no warning) modified its certification process. The ch... Read more

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I am running McAfee internet security on windows 10. My question is should windows defender be on as well? I don't seem to be able to switch it off, it just comes back on after a while. I don't seem to get a definitive answer anywhere.

A:Windows 10 defender & McAfee

I don't have the answer you are looking for, but my advice is to uninstall McAfee and just use Defender.

When setting up a new computer that comes with McAfee I get the first round of updates, then dump McAfee and make sure Defender is running. In most all cases there is a noticeable increase in the speed of the pc.

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I am currently using Windows Defender in both of my home PCs. My ISP (Cablevision aka Optimum Online) now offers the full McAfee AV suite for free.

Looking at some test data, McAfee is not the greatest, but it has a better protection rates than WD. It is also said to use more system resources than other AV suites.

Any experiences, opinions, or advice will be appreciated!

A:MCafee vs Windows Defender?

My PC came with McAfee so I used it for a year, it worked well but was quite a RAM hog and slowed the machine down a bit at times (mainly if it was doing a scan)

When the year came up I didn't want to renew at the price of it so thought I would try Windows Defender (been using it now for 3 months), I am getting better performance now using this and so far it has not cuased me any issues

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Hi,

If I have Norton or McAFee as anti virus and security installed on my PC is there any added benefit in having Windows Defender active or is it safe to turn if off?



Rgds
Auld Bint

A:Windows Defender With Norton or McAFee ?

I would use only one security suite as your real time protection.

You can set Windows Defender to run manually as a secondary scanner.

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I am aware that users should only have a single anti virus app running on their system.

Every month when I run the automatic updates, the Windows Defender application is installed automatically - it is turned off as McAfee AntiVirus Plus is installed on my laptop and it performs the same tasks as those in Windows Defender.

My question is this - if McAfee does the same thing, why should I have Windows Defender on may laptop???

Pierre

A:McAfee AntiVirusPlus and Windows Defender

Pierre,
McAfee doesn't have a stellar record in the matter of not interfering with Win 7 systems.

My recommendation: 100% remove McAfee, install Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE) link in my sig.

MSE is the one and the only av i use, i install, recommend.

I do not use Anti-spyware or anti-anything. I use MSE and only MSE.

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I would like to run a scan with Windows defender finally when I try to start it I see:

However when I go into action center to try and stop it, I see that McAfee is going and I cannot turn it off:

When I click on defender there is no option to switch to it:

The button to run it is greeyd out.

Is there a way to run a scan with defend?

A:No way to end McAfee and begin Windows defender - screensh

Ensure that "Windows Defender" Service is set to "Automatic" in "Services." Type in Services in your search menu in Start and check.

Also, the reason Windows Defender is not running is because you have McAfee Antivirus running. By having both Antiviruses running will cause system instability. Uninstall McAfee or only use McAfee. I personally use Windows Defender because it outperforms all the other antiviruses and it is simple, uses little resources, and speedy.

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Is anyone successfully running McAfee (or another AV) and Windows Defender at the same time?

A:McAfee Total Protection & Windows Defender

If the installation process for an AV app turns off (disables) Windows Defender, the you should not try to run Windows Defender with that particular AV app. There are a few AV apps that leave Windows Defender enabled.

I would suggest uninstalling McAfee Total Protection and using Microsoft Security Essentials or Panda. McAfee does not have a good reputation in these forums.

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I initially posted about my computer switching between programs without my control. Now my McAfee and Windows defender is off and I am unable to to turn it back on. My initial post got pinned to this site but now I have this issue. My internet and proxy settings keep changing after I reset them. Please advise.

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I have gone through all the steps to clear my startup programs, clean disk, defrag, search for malware, etc. and cannot find reason for my PC to be running so slow, and continually be stopped with Error Dialog notifications while running various programs, whether online or offline. I have 2 kids who also use this computer and even with my monitoring their use I am worried something has been installed or infected and I don't know enough to fix the problem, just enough to cause more damage. Please help with your EXPERTISE!!

DDS (Ver_09-07-30.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Owner at 7:02:46.57 on Sat 09/05/2009
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.1022.594 [GMT -7:00]

AV: McAfee VirusScan *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated) {84B5EE75-6421-4CDE-A33A-DD43BA9FAD83}
FW: McAfee Personal Firewall *enabled* {94894B63-8C7F-4050-BDA4-813CA00DA3E8}

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C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k rpcss
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k WudfServiceGroup
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k eapsvcs
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
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A:McAfee AntiVirus & Windows Defender not listing Virus

Welcome to the BleepingComputer Forums. Since it has been a few days since you scanned your computer with HijackThis, we will need a new HijackThis log. If you have not already downloaded Random's System Information Tool (RSIT), please download Random's System Information Tool (RSIT) by random/random which includes a HijackThis log and save it to your desktop. If you have RSIT already on your computer, please run it again. Double click on RSIT.exe to run RSIT. Click Continue at the disclaimer screen. Please post the contents of log.txt. Thank you for your patience.Please see Preparation Guide for use before posting about your potential Malware problem. If you have already posted this log at another forum or if you decide to seek help at another forum, please let us know. There is a shortage of helpers and taking the time of two volunteer helpers means that someone else may not be helped. Please post your HijackThis log as a reply to this thread and not as an attachment. I am always leery of opening attachments so I always request that HijackThis logs are to be posted as a reply to the thread. I do not think that you are attaching anything scary but others may do so. While we are working on your HijackThis log, please: Reply to this thread; do not start another! Do not make any changes on your computer during the cleaning process or download/add programs on your computer unless instructed to do so. Do not run any other tool until ... Read more

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I recently bought a new computer running windows 8.1 which came with a free trial of McAfee. When the free trial expired I uninstalled McAfee using their commercial uninstall tool, opting for free Windows Defender. When I try to activate Windows Defender I get a message which states "This app has been turned off and isn't monitoring your computer. If you're using another app to check for malicious or unwanted software, use Security and Maintenance to check that app's status."
 
After a few days of struggling I successfully finally could not find any remnants of Mcafee on the computer, but still get this message whenever I try to activate defender. When I go to the control panel ->system and security -> Action Center and click "Turn on Now" for defender, nothing happens.
 
I took it to a nearby computer repair store and they said that windows defender was probably not activating because of McAfee, but it also could potentially be a virus acquired during the time my computer has not had a virus protecter.  They offered 100+ to fix the issue.  I am frustrated that my new computer came pre-installed with a virus-like program that I have to pay to get rid of. 
 
I have installed and run scans using Malwarebytes free and Spybot SD free with no results.
 
Thank you for any help you may be able to provide

A:Cannot Activate Windows Defender/Mcafee Free Trial Issues

Welcome aboard
 
Run this tool: http://www.majorgeeks.com/files/details/mcafee_consumer_product_removal_tool.html and then see if you can turn Windows Defender on.

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The Windows Defender is supposed to be uninstallable but I can't find it in 'Add Remove Programs'. It is wrecking havoc with my trusted defenses. I see 2 versions of it as well in the 'All Programs' list and the icons seem dimmed.
 

A:How do I uninstall Windows Defender?

I've always been able to uninstall from Add/Remove . . maybe parts were already uninstalled . . you could try installing it, then uninstall if you don't want it.
 

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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!

A:Uninstall Windows Defender

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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HI guys I would just like to ask if windows defender and firewall are as good as mcafee if so I would uninstall mcafee and turn them on. why pay if they are just as good.
 

A:Solved: mcafee vs windows defender and windows firewall

If you have Windows 8, as your posting in that forum suggests, then you'd probably be OK. "Windows Defender" is actually the re-branded Microsoft Security Essentials, and that's a full anti-virus.

If you have Windows 7, as your compute specs indicate, then Windows defender is just antispyware. You can get MSE (for free), but don't have it by default.
Pick it up here: http://www.microsoft.com/security_essentials/

I'd certainly suggest that MSE, coupled with the firewall, is as good as McAfee.
 

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I purchase this unit as a computer to use to download movies and TV programs to PlayOn/PlayLater to use as a secondary computer for this purpose as it has enoug speed to cover the minumum+ requirements to  accomplish these tasks, while keeping the cost low. I have been looking to try to find a way to remove the AntiVirus installed by HP on the unit as a 30 day trial: McAfee LiveSafe.  Everywhere I have looked directs me to a removal tool by McAfee that is recommended for Windows 8.1 and below operating systems.  No recommendations for Windows 10 OS. Any suggestions by anyone with a new computer tryting to remove the pre-installed anti-virus   I have a two-year, ten licenses for Windows/ MAC/Android Norton AntiVirus & Backup Program and I would like to install this program onto this new HP laptop, so that all systems are covered under the same product. I have been searching for an answer and have yet to find this issue addressed for Windows 10 OS.  Thank you for any assistance. Cathy

A:McAfee Live Save Windows 10 Need to UnInstall

Hi Cathy/ akatkandoHave you found a solution?  I am in the same situation:  new windows 10 PC, already have Norton subscription that is good for an additional 2 devices for another 2 years.   Want to uninstall McAfee LiveSafe.  

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how can i reinstall windows defender on windows 8

A:uninstall/reinstall windows defender

STOP CROSSPOSTING.
Follow http://support.microsoft.com/kb/931849/cs?wa=wsignin1.0
M.

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How do i uninstall it and i know it can be done.??????

A:I have Windows Defender Disabled, now i want to uninstall.

Delete it using a partition manager like free Partition Wizard bootable CD, or clean the HD using DISKPART: Disk - Clean and Clean All with Diskpart Command

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(uninstall not just disable)
Hello,
now I realized that I'd really like to get rid of this thing for good. It's already disabled but it still occupies some space nd maybe it's part still running in background. Once I had some instructions about uninstalling Windows Messenger from XP by hacking come config file and showing the component in Add/remove Windows features dialog. But i don't remember how this was done. Now need the similar thing about Defender and Security Central and UAC if possoble.

A:Completely uninstall Defender from Windows 8.1, possible?

Hello Anakunda,

These are all part of the OS and cannot be uninstalled. They can only be turned off instead.

Windows Defender:
It is recommended to have an AV program installed if your not going to use WD to help keep your system safe. When WD is turned off, it doesn't use any resources on your computer other than the bit of hard drive space for it's files.

Windows Defender - Turn On or Off in Windows 8
UAC:
You can safely set UAC to "Never Notify" to stop most notices. It is not recommended to completely disable UAC in Windows 8 by setting the EnableLUA DWORD to 0 like in the red warning box in the tutorial below though. If you do, it will break all modern apps, and prevent them from being able to be opened.

User Account Control (UAC) - Change Settings in Windows 8
Hope this helps some,
Shawn

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hello e1, does anyone know how to uninstall windows defender from windows 7. ive tried to disable and stop service but its still there. i want to get rid of it because it keeps popping up at log on telling me to "start now", then after about 5 sec it starts on it own. please help. tyvm
 

A:Solved: windows defender uninstall

It can't be removed unfortunately but try the instructions found here: http://www.simplehelp.net/2009/03/11/how-to-disable-windows-defender-in-windows-7/

Let us know if that helps.
 

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Hello, please I would like to know how to uninstall Windows Defender updates to free SSD space, because i can?t find the update to uninstall in the Installed Updates section(that you get to by clicking unistall updates/programmes).
I only see updates like KB and such...

But SpaceSniffer is showing, that i have 477mb ocupied thanks to windows defender- but i can?t seem to be able to get rid of it. I don?t want to uninstall it(i know it can be done with CMD) i just want to uninstall the updates! And even remove the scans if possible. Thanks

A:How to uninstall Windows Defender updates?!(500mb+)

Hello coregamer, and welcome to Eight Forums.

I'm not sure that you can uninstall them like that.

If you haven't already, you could use the tutorial below to cleanup old out of date Windows Updates that have been superseded by later updates to help free up some space.

Windows Update Cleanup in Windows 8

Hope this helps some,
Shawn

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Everytime i try to instal windows defender and reinstall it it give me a msg saying that its not able install ..what do i do?

A:Windows Defender Will Not Uninstall & Reinstall Properly

Are you on Vista or XP?

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Hi All

There's something I've been thinking about recently that I would like to ask the forum for your opinions.

I run a lab at home with about 30 Windows Server 2016 servers. They all have Windows Defender installed and I have a Group Policy which enables/configures certain features like Cloud Based Protection. I never ever browse the internet from any of these servers (I use my desktop with my SUA account for internet activity) and I don't share my servers with anyone else.

What I was wondering is:

To free up memory on my cluster and to reduce disk IO I was thinking of uninstalling Windows Defender on Windows Server 2016 using Powershell as follows:

Remove-WindowsFeature Windows-Defender, Windows-Defender-GUI

Now obviously this would mean I would have no AV/malware on these test servers but since I don't browse the internet from any of these machines the risk should be minimal (note I said minimal as I do accept having no AV has its risks/downside which I accept).

I may keep Defender installed on some servers that have ports open from the internet like my mail gateway (anti spam etc) but besides this I can't think of any other reason to keep Defender installed. All servers are behind a pfsense firewall in different VLANs and have tight firewall rules controlling traffic between them.

I don't have any kind of third party AV/anti malware installed. Everything I download gets checked on my desktop before copying to any of my test servers.
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1. My computer had some malware issues and some browser redirect issues (probably from before the more recent malware). I ran a full MBAM scan to get rid of Internet Security. I also ensured the .exe and .dll files were no longer present. I also ran a HijackThis scan and did manual removals. So far it looks like Internet Security is gone but I'm still getting redirects, youtube doesn't work (404 not found -ngix), and I can't access/edit/move/do anything to my hosts file. I tried safe boot as well and I still can't edit. I attempted some command line stuff to try to give me access to the file but it doesn't work. Also, read-only and hidden are checked in the properties but it doesn't let me edit those either; I get an access denied error. My lone O1 line from the Hijack log is something with localhost, nothing suspicious. Any idea on how to fix this?

2. Windows Defender doesn't open. It says something like "failed to initialize handle is invalid". It's listed in the Startup tab of msconfig and enabled.

3. Not sure if it's related but my sound has recently stopped working as well. I know it's not the speakers (built into monitors) as I tried brand new ones and they didn't work either. In the mixer, I can see the audio levels fluctuating when watching a youtube video for example, but I don't hear anything. I've toyed around with settings and everything in my audio control panel but still nothing.

Thanks in advance.

A:Access to hosts file disabled + Windows Defender not working + sound not working

If you use a browser other than Internet Explorer, you could try uninstalling it, deleting all files (so in your profile and program files), and then reinstall.

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In regards to Windows Defender, it sounds as if your registry is damaged and/or core files for defender. That said, have a look at this: Error message when you try to start Windows Defender on a computer that you recently upgraded to Windows Vista: "Application failed to initialize"

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Speakers....

A bit more information in regards to your system specs, setup, etc., would be helpful.

Do you have more than one output port on your computer? If so, try plugging your speakers into that and see if it works.

You might need to recheck your sound/audio settings in Windows, just to check it is outputting to the correct device.

If no success, try uninstalling/reinstalling (or just updating) your soundcard driver.

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Hi. I have a question. I just installed a new 2009 McAfee virusscan on my computer. However every time I turn my computer on I get a Windows Defender message saying

Application failed to initalize 0x800106ba. A problem caused this service to stop.

It's getting really annoying, and I'm assuming my McAfee is causing this to happen. How can I disable my Windows Defender, so I don't get pestered by this annoying window every time I turn on my computer?
 

A:McAfee vs Defender

Just uninstall windows defender if you really don't need it. This software isn't really upto the mark in detecting spyware programs. If you want to have spyware protection, I would recommend super antispyware free or professional. Infact many of us do recommend this out here.
 

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I noticed that after installing Microsoft Security Essentials, Windows Defender has been turned off.

So if it is not being used .. How can it be uninstalled?

Thanks
 

A:How to uninstall windows defender from windows 7

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I want to discontinue use of McAfee (which came with the initial install) of my Windows 10 computer, and turn on Windows Defender.   I don't know where to start.

A:turn off mcafee and turn on defender in windows 10

Open the start menu. Select  "Control Panel". Select "Programs and Features". Find and select the McAfee program in the list then click "uninstall" at the top of the list. When it has finished uninstalling Windows Defender will activate itself.Go back to Control Panel again and select  "Security and Maintenance" . In the security drop down list it should say Windows Defender is turned on.

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I run Windows Vista...

After downloading (stupidly) a file from rapidshare


I scanned with spybot, mcafee, and adaware and found no problems, thus I ran the program...Soon after defender detected changes and I did a system restore and when the computer had rebooted mcafee told me my computer was unprotected and that my detection signature file was over 30 days old, however I check for mcafee updates every day. Mcafee kept on trying to download virus-scan, however the download kept on restarting. My computer is still unprotected, and mcafee will not scan and is giving me the message "Scan failed to start; result= -2147467249" and is advising that I re-install mcafee because "Some components are missing"

PLEASE HELP, any would be much appreciated.

Thank you

DDS (Ver_09-03-16.01) - NTFSx86
Run by admin at 21:19:01.29 on Fri 03/27/2009
Internet Explorer: 7.0.6001.18000
Microsoft? Windows Vista? Home Premium 6.0.6001.1.1252.1.1033.18.3325.2195 [GMT -5:00]


============== Running Processes ===============

C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exe
C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k rpcss
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k secsvcs
C:\Windows\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Windows\system32\SLsvc.exe... Read more

A:Help, Mcafee down and defender detecting changes after download.

Hello and welcome to TSF.

Sorry for not being able to have replied to your topic. If you still need help, please start a new thread and post a fresh set of logs requested in our pre-posting process outlined below, as it has been quite a while since you posted:

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Hello - i'm not using Windows Defender - have McAffee Security Suite ...Defender is turned 'off' ...rec'd definitions update for Defender just now - should i still do the 'update' even tho i don't use Defender ? thanks in advance -Edythe

A:Win 8 Defender Update- install? Use McAfee

Hello Edythe,

You can if you like. It'll at least keep the definitions up to date if you should ever uninstall McAfee in the future.

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I have latest McAfee running and am considering dowloading MS Windows Defender.
Will there be any conflict?
Must I "turn off" any part of one of them so there are not two programmes trying to do the same thing and that causes a problem.
 

A:Solved: Can Mcafee & Ms Defender work together

If you have the McAfee anti-spyware component installed then there could be a conflict.

Actually Windows Defender isn't really that good, I'd get Spybot Search & Destroy, SuperAntiSpyware and SpywareBlaster. AdAware 2007 is also good but it can conflict with McAfee Anti-Virus.
 

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Hello!
On boot up McAfee says Trojan Found Defender-EV and cannot clean, delete, or quarantine it. The file name is !Update-3595[1].0000 and the path is C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Local Setttings\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\HV3JT9OE. I have scanned the box with Ad-Aware, Spybot, and used Windows Defender. I am running XP Home SP with pop up blocker enabled. I have cleared cache, deleted history, emptied recycle bin, etc I turned off system restore which deleted the restore point, then rebooted and turned restore back on. What is bizarre is when I manualy try to browse to the content.IE5 folder it is not under Temporary Internet Files. However there is a Content.IE5 folder under Temp. Thanks for any help you may be able to provide!!!

Here is the HJT log:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 11:45:41 AM, on 4/30/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\LTMSG.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ps2.exe
C:\Program Files\Multimedia Card Reader\shwicon2k.exe
C:\WINDOWS\AGRSMMSG.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\LVCOMSX.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\ALCXMNTR.EXE
C:\Program Files\McAfee.com\VSO\mcvsshld.exe
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A:Solved: Defender-EV found by McAfee

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Hi guys,

Well I have a nasty one here, it's stopped Mcafee and Windows Defender from running... Any help would be greatly appreciated. A Malwarebyte scan turned up nothing...

I've attached the DDS and Hijack logs...

Thanks!!!!

A:Trojan has stopped my Win Defender and McAfee from running

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.comDDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the results.Follow the instructio... Read more

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Cant start win defen'r.. get msg win def. unable to start.. says to restart pc. but that doesn't work either.. has error code- 0x800106ba..
 

A:windows defender not working

Microsoft Support has Fix it for this problem.  All you need to do is click on Fix it.

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hi,windows defender has stopped working, the pop up box gives an error # and also try restarting the pc, which i tried, but did not work also tried help and support which did not help, any suggestions. thanks...patch41

A:Windows defender not working

Hello patch41,
Have you tried this ?.
Follow the link and see if it works.
Good luck and post your results.

Error message when you run Windows Defender: "Error Code 0x800106ba"

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I use the Vista Firewall plus AVG Free 8.0 together with Firefox 3.5 Browser with Adblock. I also carry out a periodic manual scan using AdAware Anniversary Edition free.

Vista comes with Windows Defender, but in the 2 years I have had Vista, whenever I have scanned with it, it always reports 'no unwanted or harmful software detected - your computer is running normally!' Very reassuring or what? Does this mean everything else is doing a really good job or could it mean that Windows Defender is really not much use?

A:Is Windows Defender Working?

Originally Posted by longbelly


I use the Vista Firewall plus AVG Free 8.0 together with Firefox 3.5 Browser with Adblock. I also carry out a periodic manual scan using AdAware Anniversary Edition free.

Vista comes with Windows Defender, but in the 2 years I have had Vista, whenever I have scanned with it, it always reports 'no unwanted or harmful software detected - your computer is running normally!' Very reassuring or what? Does this mean everything else is doing a really good job or could it mean that Windows Defender is really not much use?



Hi longbelly,
I am always very happy when any of my Security Progs report "no unwanted or harmful software detected etc"
Different people will have different opinions on the use of Defender, AVG & so on.
Suffice to say it is part of my security set up & will remain so.
Just in case you are not familiar with the Defender info, [which reads well] refer link below.
IMHO Defender has a lot of good points. It provides a layer of extra security for your computer. It also works well with AVG.
Let us know what you eventually decide to do about Defender.
Windows Defender: Home Page

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my windows defender not opened please tell me how solve this problem?

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Hello,
I selected Windows Defender in Control Panel. Got a message saying it's turned off. If you are using another program, check the status in action center. I am using Microsoft Security Essentials. Is that the reason Windows Defender won't turn on? I like MSE so it's not critical that I use WD. I'm just curious. Do they conflict with each other? Thanks,
John

A:Windows Defender Not Working

  
Quote: Originally Posted by jsmoline


Hello,
I selected Windows Defender in Control Panel. Got a message saying it's turned off. If you are using another program, check the status in action center. I am using Microsoft Security Essentials. Is that the reason Windows Defender won't turn on? I like MSE so it's not critical that I use WD. I'm just curious. Do they conflict with each other? Thanks,
John




YES. Microsoft Security Essentials turns it off because it has it built in.

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While I was on the Internet yesterday Windows Defender popped this message: ?Malware Detected Windows Defender taking action to clean detected malware? and after another window popped saying: ?Detected threads are being cleaned, no further action is required?

After rebooting and back on Internet, the above messages re appeared (messages appear only when I?m on the Internet).

Checking the Defender history I see it found this malware: ?Exploit: SWF/Meadgive?, there are 6

My question: Is the Defender working or not?
 

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I go into windows firewall, click the "use recommended settings" and get this error:
windows firewall can't change some of the settings error code 0x80070424
Seems i have 0 access to the firewall and i have no clue what to do. Ive run malwarebytes, Spybot, and Anvi with no success

A:Windows defender not working

Same computer as here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic482344.html/page__p__2952727__fromsearch__1#entry2952727

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.4
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Home, 64 bit
Processor: AMD E1-2500 APU with Radeon(TM) HD Graphics, AMD64 Family 22 Model 0 Stepping 1
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3525 Mb
Graphics Card: AMD Radeon HD 8200 / R3 Series, 512 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 449 GB (407 GB Free);
Motherboard: Gateway, NE-522
Antivirus: 360 Total Security, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled

Hi, my Windows Defender anti-virus thing doesn't work. It doesn't scan when you want it to, and it doesn't recognize that I don't have an anti-virus software installed.
 

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My mom needs to uninstall McAfee and I'm 4 hours away and can't help her.

She has a new Dell with XP, and when she goes to Add/Remove programs, all she says she has by McAfee is "McAfee Uninstaller". Without being there to see for myself, I don't want to mess her up by uninstalling the uninstaller program, if that's what she has in the list of programs.

Would someone please give me a blow-by-blow list of instructions to forward to her? Bless her heart, she's 84 years old and knows more about computers than my DH, but this has her stumped! She's going to install Zone Alarm once she gets McAfee off of her machine.

Thanks so much for your help!
Peachy
 

A:How to uninstall McAfee??

Hi, Peachykeen

First attempt to remove McAfee throughout the Add/ Remove Programs option in the Control Panel. Then Download and run the McAfee Removal tool

This tool is not compatible with Microsoft Windows 98 or ME.
Download the removal tool from HERE.
Click Save and save the file to any folder on the computer.
Navigate to the folder where the file is saved.
Double-click MCPR.exe.
Click Run. A Command Line window will be displayed, and then close automatically. Wait for a second Command Line window to be displayed.
Note: Do not double-click MCPR.exe again, you may have to wait up to 1 minute for the next window to appear.

After the second window appears, the program will begin the cleanup.
Observe the installation, which could take several minutes. The following message will be displayed in the Command Line window:
The machine must reboot to complete the un-installation. Reboot now? [y.n]
Press Y on the keyboard.
Wait for the computer to restart.
All McAfee products are now removed from your computer.
 

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Hi everyone
I`m doing this for a friend, so I figured I`d better come here so as not to goof up. This computer has Windows 98, and has Mcafee on it, which has not been updated for probably 4 years, how she managed to get away without getting a nasty is beyond me. Well she wants to put another anti-virus on the machine. I was hedging her toward AVG free edition, but now I hear it`s going pay at the end of the year(say it ain`t so joe). Well we will come up with something. My question is, anything special I need to know about removing Mcafee(she has no disk for it). Somewhere in this forum I had read where someone had problems removing it. That`s all I need is to try to remove it, and have something happen unexpectedly on someone elses machine. Like I said the Mcafee hadn`t been updated for at least 4 years, and that kind of makes me a little aprehensive. Just for questions sake, If I decide to not remove it, can I go to msconfig, and uncheck it so it doesn`t startup and cause problems with the new anti-virus? If AVG goes pay, any links out there for a decent free anti-virus thats user friendly. Thanks for your time and any advice lended.

Regards
Mike Peters
 

A:uninstall Mcafee

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I installed McAfee Security Center...apparently I am not able to uninstall it or delete....please help....thanks

kulafofo01

A:I Cannot Uninstall Mcafee..please Help

Here is a link to the McAfee removal tool

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