Solved Windows Defender update question.

April 5, 2013 at 12:11:31
Specs: Windows 7, Phenom II 955BE/8GB DDR3
Why does Windows (7) update download Windows Defender updates, when I don't have WD installed? If it comes already installed, where is it and when does it run?

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April 5, 2013 at 15:44:04
If, as I assume, it is installed, then you should be able to deal with it from the Control Panel. Either disable it in Security or uninstall it in Programs and Features.

Usually if you have another AV installed then MS disable Windows Defender.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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April 5, 2013 at 16:07:04
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Windows Defender - Turn On or Off
This will show you how to turn Windows Defender On or Off in Windows 7. When Windows Defender is on, you will be alerted when spyware and other potentially unwanted software tries to install itself or run on your computer. By default, Windows Defender is turned on in Windows 7.
If you installed Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE), then it will disable Window Defender by default, and MSE will be used by instead. You will not be able to turn on Windows Defender as long as you have MSE installed.

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