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#1 Clifftop

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Posted 03 August 2018 - 05:50 AM

I have windows7, I can not turn on windows defender.

 

I have tried fixes I found on the net, they didn't work

 

I thought I would uninstall and reinstall but I cant find it in programmes and features..

 

I can get a small window that says defender is turned off----- click here to turn it on , that doesn't work either.


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Posted 03 August 2018 - 06:19 AM

Get a real bit of protection ,you can get nortons avast or any other bit of software for a few quid on ebay .

I usualy use norton 360 ,ghis year i tried avast and now am returning to norton it doesnt keep telling me to buy more avast software!

If you have other protection then defender wont work because its happy to let the other stuff do the job ,all you can do is enable periodic scanning or nothing at all

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Posted 03 August 2018 - 11:25 AM

Thanks Dave, the only other thing I have is Microsoft security essentials


Edited by Clifftop, 03 August 2018 - 11:33 AM.

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Posted 04 August 2018 - 10:53 PM

You could try Installing windows 10??

 

When I bought this Laptop,it was on windows 8, I then paid the shop to put it on windows 8.1 (so it worked like windows 7)

 

Then Microsoft changed it to windows 10 outside my control - they just did it!!!


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Posted 05 August 2018 - 11:55 AM

Will give it some thought.

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Posted 15 August 2018 - 12:29 AM

Clifftop

 

Visit this page. You can download and reinstall it from here.

 

https://support.micr...ntials-download


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Posted 19 August 2018 - 12:42 PM

Thanks cory, but that looks like security essentials which I have. it's defender i've lost.

 

I tried to reinstall defender but it didn't work


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