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Windows Defender - Turn On or Off in Windows 8

  1. #30


    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Unchecking the Spyware and unwanted software protection box in your Action Center settings should stop them then.

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  2. #31


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    You're most welcome.
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  3. #32


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    pls when I want to turn on windows defender it leads me to system 32 files. pls what do I do
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  4. #33


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    Hello Taiwo, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    Please give more details and screenshots for what you mean. I'm not sure what you mean by leads you to system32 files.

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  5. #34


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    Is Windows Defender enough to keep my PC protected? Sorry, I'm a total noob.
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  6. #35


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    Hello TripleR,

    Keeping Windows Defender definitions updated in Windows Updates and using good safe practices is usually fine enough.

    However, no AV program is ever 100% bullet proof. If you like, using Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free in addition to manually scan with every so often would be good extra defense to have.
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  7. #36


    Quote Originally Posted by taiwo View Post
    pls when I want to turn on windows defender it leads me to system 32 files. pls what do I do
    it takes me to drvstore folder
    where there is no defender
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  8. #37


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    Quote Originally Posted by steve2275 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by taiwo View Post
    pls when I want to turn on windows defender it leads me to system 32 files. pls what do I do
    it takes me to drvstore folder
    where there is no defender
    Hello Steve, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    Please give more details and screenshots for what you mean.

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  9. #38


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    Hi,
    I am not able to turn on windows defender in my windows 8.1 system.
    I was using kaspersky. But I have uninstalled that now.
    I am not able to turn on spyware and virus protection in the action center.
    When I click the turn on now button for the above, it goes to system 32.
    I have also treied regedit. But I am not able to edit the disable antispyware.
    Please help.
    Thanks in Advance !!!
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  10. #39


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    Hello Sandhya,

    If you haven't already, you might see if using the Kaspersky removal tool may help if you have any remnants that may be causing this.

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