Uninstalling Microsoft® Windows® Defender from Microsoft® Windows® 7
What are the issues that occur while uninstalling Windows Defender from Windows 7?
Windows 7 is the latest operating system released from Microsoft. This OS has become extremely popular with all kinds of users and it comes packed with many features such as Windows Aero (part of enhanced graphical user interface), Windows Gadgets, Windows Search, Windows Defender and so on. Windows Defender is the security application that has been incorporated into Windows 7. As the number of malware have increased, having an antivirus program installed on computers is a must. This is why Windows Defender has been included in Windows 7. Windows Defender provides real time protection for Windows 7 users. This means that Windows Defender prevents or blocks the malware and virus at the initial stages itself before it can infect the computer and cause damage. Windows Defender on Windows 7 can be even updated to prevent infection from latest of malwares and threats. If Windows 7 users do not want the Windows Defender security application, it can be easily uninstalled from the system. However, some users might face some problems when uninstalling or removing Windows Defender from the system.
Following details gives you information regarding problems that come up with the uninstallation of Windows Defender in Windows 7:
- Active Service
- Errors with system files
- Uninstaller file corruption
Windows Defender on Windows 7 is designed to provide continuous protection from all kinds of malware. This means that the Windows Defender application would be active even when the system is idle. Therefore, uninstalling the Windows Defender without stopping the services would result in errors coming up during the uninstall process. This issue can be resolved by stopping the services of Windows Defender and then uninstalling the appellation.
Errors with system files
Errors within the Operating System of Windows 7 might also result in problems during uninstallation . The errors might have been because of damage to system files or because of errors within the registry of the system. Such errors would cause the uninstall process to freeze. This issue can be resolved by resolving the system errors (either by repairing OS with default OS repair tool or cleaning registry with registry cleaning software) and then carrying out the uninstallation.
All applications installed on your Windows 7 OS has an application folder that contains information regarding the working of the application. This application folder also contains an uninstaller file that the application uses to uninstall itself from the system. If this uninstaller file gets corrupt you will not be able to uninstall Windows Defender. In such cases, users might have to use separate software such as Revo Uninstaller to forcefully remove the application.
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