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Off Topic: Removal and ReInstallation Windows Defender in Vista RRS feed

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  • I am now officially fed up!  Having spent several hours each day for the past fortnight I am now at my wits end!  My problem was originally with an error message stating that I could not get any updates for Windows Defender.  After several attempts I found a forum which advised to uninstall and then re-install which should rectify the problem.  Sounded good but was totally useless.  Having gone to the Control Panel Add/Remove programs uninstall Windows Defender, thought that would be it - No way!  I am now at the stage that it will not let me repair or install Defender as it states it is installed on my system, but I cannot find it anywhere, yet Windows Update keeps telling me it wants to download updates for it, I cannot re-install it, totally bemused.

    I have Windows Vista installed, McAfee AntiVirus, nothing unusual!

    Anyone got any ideas?

    Phil (Totally Fed Up!)

    Thursday, October 11, 2007 8:33 PM

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