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Windows Defender Do you know how to turn it off? That seems to be part of my problem with downloads.

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    Shabbir Dole May 11, 2010

    Wat type of windows defender do you have???????? It depends sometimes you have to install on top of it but other times you just uninstall it.......

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Try to go to the control panel and select ad and remove programs and remove from there...........

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Yaa you can set it as per your need.
To make settings navigate
1). Start -> Control Panel
2). Double Click on windows defender icon
it will open Windows defender windo
3). Click on Tools link
it will bring the Tools and Settings page
4). Click on Option link
it will bring Option page. Make changes as per your need
and save and close.

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Posted on Mar 11, 2008

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