Windows Defender shuts itself off?

Posted: 01-16-2008, 07:59 PM
Hi,

Ever since yesterday afternoon, whenever my computer 'turns off' or goes
into sleep mode and I turn it back on, the icon for Windows Defender pops up
and says it is not on. This has never happened before and I'm worried about
not having security. I have Windows Live OneCare - is Defender part of or
different from this? Also, I tried following some of the suggestions in some
of the other questions but I was not able to locate Windows Defender in my
'Programs' so I could change/uninstall-reinstall it. Any help would be
appreciated! Please be specific since I am not IT savvy Thanks,

Stacy

Windows Defender shuts itself off?


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Barnsie
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Re: Windows Defender shuts itself off?
Posted: 01-16-2008, 08:10 PM
OneCare has an "upgraded" Defender as part of the suite, which turns off
Windows Defender.

"serendipity503" <serendipity503@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:13FEE78F-380B-4C29-85DA-2D86E24468F8@microsoft.com...
> Hi,
>
> Ever since yesterday afternoon, whenever my computer 'turns off' or goes
> into sleep mode and I turn it back on, the icon for Windows Defender pops
> up
> and says it is not on. This has never happened before and I'm worried
> about
> not having security. I have Windows Live OneCare - is Defender part of or
> different from this? Also, I tried following some of the suggestions in
> some
> of the other questions but I was not able to locate Windows Defender in my
> 'Programs' so I could change/uninstall-reinstall it. Any help would be
> appreciated! Please be specific since I am not IT savvy Thanks,
>
> Stacy
>
serendipity503
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Re: Windows Defender shuts itself off?
Posted: 01-16-2008, 08:23 PM
So then I have nothing to worry about, since Defender is part of OneCare?
Will it continue to pop up that Defender is not turned on everytime my
computer loads? - because that is going to get annoying! Thanks,

Stacy

"Barnsie" wrote:
> OneCare has an "upgraded" Defender as part of the suite, which turns off
> Windows Defender.
>
> "serendipity503" <serendipity503@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:13FEE78F-380B-4C29-85DA-2D86E24468F8@microsoft.com...
> > Hi,
> >
> > Ever since yesterday afternoon, whenever my computer 'turns off' or goes
> > into sleep mode and I turn it back on, the icon for Windows Defender pops
> > up
> > and says it is not on. This has never happened before and I'm worried
> > about
> > not having security. I have Windows Live OneCare - is Defender part of or
> > different from this? Also, I tried following some of the suggestions in
> > some
> > of the other questions but I was not able to locate Windows Defender in my
> > 'Programs' so I could change/uninstall-reinstall it. Any help would be
> > appreciated! Please be specific since I am not IT savvy Thanks,
> >
> > Stacy
> >
JerryM
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Re: Windows Defender shuts itself off?
Posted: 01-16-2008, 08:50 PM
Go to Control Panel,
Select Classic View,
Double click Security Center,
Select Change the way Security Center Alerts me,
Select Don't notify me and Don't show the Icon.


"serendipity503" <serendipity503@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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> So then I have nothing to worry about, since Defender is part of OneCare?
> Will it continue to pop up that Defender is not turned on everytime my
> computer loads? - because that is going to get annoying! Thanks,
>
> Stacy
>
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