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Download Windows Defender - Online Directions Not Valid

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    Windows 8.1

    Download Windows Defender - Online Directions Not Valid


    Windows Defender has been recommended by tech. Following on-line directions, it would not download. Is there a live link for download simplicity & success? Would there be a conflict with Defender & anti-virus Vipre?

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  2. #2


    Posts : 22,576
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Authorship, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    Windows Defender is included by default in Windows 8 and 8.1, so there's nothing to download or install for it.

    When you install a 3rd party antivirus program, Windows Defender gets disabled by default.

    You'll need to uninstall Vipre if you would like to use Windows Defender instead.

    Windows Defender - Turn On or Off in Windows 8

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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  3. #3


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    Posts : 1,950
    windows 8.1 Update 1 Pro 64bit


    Windows Defender is already in your system but is disabled because you have a 3rd party antivirus program running.

    Disable Vipre or better still, uninstall it and Windows Defender should enable itself, if not, use the following tutorial:


    Windows Defender - Turn On or Off in Windows 8
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    Windows 8.1

    Prompt Effecient & Accurate Solutions - Thanks!


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    Posts : 22,576
    64-bit Windows 10


    Glad we could help.
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