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  • i used to be able to run windows defender and i dont know if this is a coincidence before i installed norton..now i cannot run it as every time i do it says it is turned off by group policy... i know nothing about registry keys and dont want to even go there for fear that i screw something up..is there no easy solution
    Tuesday, August 17, 2010 10:43 PM

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  • Hi,

    Norton will disable Windows Defender to avoid conflict which is by default. As you have Norton personanl firewall installed, you can ignore Windows Defender. You can also disable Norton Personal Firewall by right-clicking on the Norton Personal Firewall icon in the notification area of the taskbar and selecting disable.

    Regards,


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    Tuesday, August 24, 2010 9:59 AM
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  • Hi,

    Norton will disable Windows Defender to avoid conflict which is by default. As you have Norton personanl firewall installed, you can ignore Windows Defender. You can also disable Norton Personal Firewall by right-clicking on the Norton Personal Firewall icon in the notification area of the taskbar and selecting disable.

    Regards,


    Please remember to click “Mark as Answer” on the post that helps you, and to click “Unmark as Answer” if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread. ”
    Tuesday, August 24, 2010 9:59 AM
    Moderator
  • i have since removed norton and still cant run windows defender .....help?
    Monday, August 30, 2010 8:29 PM