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Turn On Microsoft Security Essentials without enabling Windows Defender

By anggwaponi ·
how to turn On the built-in Microsoft Security Essentials in Win 10 Pro without enabling the Windows Defender?


in Win 7 Ultimate, the Security Essentials runs even if Windows Defender is off in Windows Services.
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In Windows 10

by wizard57m-cnet Moderator In reply to Turn On Microsoft Securit ...

Windows Defender is the "total" antimalware package,
you do not need, nor should you use, MSE from Win7.
Wiz

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Security Essentials

by anggwaponi In reply to In Windows 10

i think that in Win 10 Pro, it has a built-in Security Essentials in which the Windows Defender is not dependent on it.


i just don't like Windows Defender to be active because it deletes or removes some of the programs or opensource file that are installed in the machine.

while for Security Essentials, i can manage it be exempting the said programs or the folders where the file are located.

hoping that you may share how to run Security Essentials without enabling Windows Defender.

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I'm not sure if you can

by wizard57m-cnet Moderator In reply to Security Essentials

In Win 10, Windows Defender is used in place of MSE, and best I understand is more or less the same thing. Older versions of Windows Defender are basically just antispyware/trojan...in my XP SP3 I use the version of Defender for it, which surprisingly still receives updates. When Win 7 goes out of active support, I may uninstall MSE and then activate Windows Defender on 7.

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