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#1 tperk789



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Posted 18 December 2011 - 12:38 PM

I'm a newbie to this site and i have a possibly huge problem. I have a laptop (6 months-0ld) running window 7. I downloaded Spybot to help with security. Now the problem: I cannot even find my windows Defender. I heard some IT guys talkind at my school that spybot is good but it can mistake other security as a problem and delete them! Is this is what happened to me? and if so how do I fix it?

Thank you, tperk789

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Edited by cnm, 18 December 2011 - 12:46 PM.

#2 Budfred


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Posted 06 March 2012 - 11:35 PM

Windows Defender is extremely difficult to remove even if you want to... If you remove Spybot, you will probably immediately see it again... Windows would have turned it off when you installed Spybot... Given that Spybot has lost a lot of power over the years, Defender is probably the better program anyway at this point...

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