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This used to happen with McAfee VirusScan 8.5i. McAfee will uninstall MS Windows Defender Beta II or earlier. What version of Windows Defender is running?
Below is the knowledge base article relating to VSE 8.5i.
You know, it might well have been an old Defender...the person who asked me is not sure (and has removed it now). I've suggested he toss a current version of Defender into the mix.
Thanks, twenden, for the pointer to the list of products removed with 8.5 installation -- very handy. I found it at https://kc.mcafee.com/corporate/index?page=content&id=KB55114
Is there a similar list / page for 8.7 yet -- does anyone know? I could not find one.
To follow up on Clare's original query:
Once Defender is removed, what, if any, contraindication might there be to re-installing it, providing that Defender proves preferable to the Spyware module?
Thanks for all info!
If you are installing 8.7i with patch 1 included, the spyware module is included in that. I installed 8.7 on a Vista box recently that had the newest defender and it required that defender be removed. It seems that there could be conflicts if both applications are running on the same box, I dont want to find out, but if you do, let me know what happens =)