Reasons for removing Windows® Defender from Windows® 7
What are the reasons for removing Windows Defender from Windows 7?
Windows Defender is a software program included with Windows 7 for the purpose of protecting the system from various threats. Windows Defender offers Windows 7 users protection from the latest threats, better detection and removal tools for spyware on the system and also a safe browsing experience. Windows Defender can also be used as a tool against pop-ups and slow performance of the system. This tool provides you with real-time protection on the system with perfect monitoring mechanisms. Scanning is based on scheduling mechanisms included in this software. So users can work on the system safely without any problems. This program does not create any kind of difficulties for the user, since the software is working in the background.
Reasons for removing Windows Defender from a Windows 7 system:
- Steps to remove Windows Defender through Control Panel
- Steps to remove Windows Defender
- Points to keep in mind while removing this software
Steps to remove Windows Defender through Control Panel
Windows Defender can be removed from the system through the Control Panel. Open the Start menu and click on the Control Panel option. Then in the Control Panel window that appears, click 'Add or Remove Programs' option. Now find Windows Defender software on the list provided. Select the option and click on the remove or uninstall button provided. Now the program has been removed from the Operating System processes.
Steps to remove through the Defender
Open the Windows Defender window by clicking on the Windows Defender program option. If the option is not in the desktop or taskbar option, then search for the program from the Search box from the Start menu. Now click on the 'Tools' option in Windows Defender. Now click on the options under the settings. Then select the administrator on the left pane of the window and then uncheck the ‘Use This Program’ option. Click 'Yes' when prompted about the removal of the program. Now the program has been turned off on the system.
While removing Windows Defender software from the Operating System, the user should find another option for protecting the system from threats. This software can be updated rather than being removed from the system. View the status of the software on Task Manager to find whether the removal was effective. For that, open Task Manager by right- clicking on the taskbar. Then select the 'Services' tab and find Windows Defender. Check whether the process has stopped.
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