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How Do I Re Enable Windows Defender?

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    How Do I Re Enable Windows Defender?


    I recently removed Norton because I would like to use Windows Defender. How do I re enable it?

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    Hello Jesse,

    If Norton was completely removed by it's removal tool, then you should be able to turn on Windows Defender using the method in the tutorial below.

    Windows Defender - Turn On or Off in Windows 8
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    Yes, I just got it re enabled. Thanks, Brink.
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    You're most welcome.
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