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    Disable Windows Defender

    I installed Microsoft Security Essentials, and Windows Defender keeps popping up at startup.

    Using MSConfig I "unchecked" it, and then via 'services" I made sure it was disabled. But it still pops up when I start Windows.

    How do I get rid of it?

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    Why??

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    The installation of Microsoft Security Essentials in Windows 7 should turn off Windows Defender, as it replaces it. I would suggest that you uninstall MSE, reboot, and then reinstall it.
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    Joe, was the "Why?" directed at me? Because MSE already is in place and I don't need defender, and I don't need to have the message that it isn't turned on popping up ad infinitum. Why would I want Defender and MSE?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CWBillow View Post
    Joe, was the "Why?" directed at me? Because MSE already is in place and I don't need defender, and I don't need to have the message that it isn't turned on popping up ad infinitum. Why would I want Defender and MSE?

    Chuck
    Sorry, I misread your initial post as you uninstalled MSE. I agree with Bbearen. Try what he recommended.

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