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    Windows defender problem


    I just downloaded windows defender, but it tells me that it is blocked on the computer. How could I open it?
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    Last edited by derekimo; 02 Jul 2015 at 20:29. Reason: Email removed for your safety

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    Harrisonburg, Va.
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    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center

    Right click the downloaded file.
    Click Properties.
    Click Unblock & Apply & OK.
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