1 Reply Latest reply on Apr 17, 2014 8:58 AM by Peter M

    Window Defender

    skpmssacct

      I cannot turn on my Window Defender, can someone help me ???

        • 1. Re: Window Defender
          Peter M

          In all systems the installation of an antivirus suite such as McAfee will always disable the built-in software (or in some case ask you to uninstall it), but read on.....

          If this is Windows 8 or 8.1 then that is normal.  WD is an antivirus in those systems and therefore would possibly clash with McAfee and actually let infection in as a result if the two were allowed to be on simultaneously.

          In Vista and 7, however, it usually can be turned on as in those systems it is merely anti-malware.

          In XP it is an optional extra download.