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Can't figure out how to turn my windows defender back on

  1. #1


    Posts : 2
    window 8

    Can't figure out how to turn my windows defender back on


    Hi.

    I am trying to turn back on my Window's Defender and turn off my Norton 360.

    Is there anyone who may be able to help me?

    Thanks

    Rob

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  2. #2


    Posts : 22,564
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Rob, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    Whenever a 3rd party AV program is installed, Windows Defender is automatically disabled by default.

    When you completely uninstall Norton 360, you will be able to turn back on Windows Defender.

    Download and run the Norton Remove and Reinstall Tool

    Windows Defender - Turn On or Off in Windows 8

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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  3. #3


    Posts : 2
    window 8

    thank you shawn


    hi shawn. thank you for your help...i figured it out from another post, but thank you for your reply.

    I was doing this because my laptop runs very slow and I was told it was due to my Norton 360 but when I turned it off and started using defender again it was just as slow..!?!?

    Would you have any ideas about that ? That is not a Windows 8 question, I guess, but just thought I"d ask.

    Thanks again.

    Rob
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #4


    Posts : 22,564
    64-bit Windows 10


    It depends on your system specs for how much performance you may be able to get out of it.

    For now, you might see if this below may help improve Windows performance some.

    Optimize Performance of Windows 8
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