Windows 10: Can I uninstall the McAfee and get Defender back?

Discus and support Can I uninstall the McAfee and get Defender back? in AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security to solve the problem; I bought and installed a McAfee antivirus program as it looked like they were pressuring me to do so. Did I lose Defender when I did that? Now I found... Discussion in 'AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security' started by MarySchultz1, Aug 11, 2019.

  1. Can I uninstall the McAfee and get Defender back?


    I bought and installed a McAfee antivirus program as it looked like they were pressuring me to do so. Did I lose Defender when I did that? Now I found out I don't need an additional program. Can I uninstall the McAfee and get Defender back?

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    MarySchultz1, Aug 11, 2019
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  2. Heshie75v Win User

    how do I get Windows Defender working after I uninstall McAfee?


    What would suggest I do, McAfee came pre installed on my HP Laptop. My "free" subscription ends in a few days and I noticed that my Windows Defender does NOT work. It is grayed out because of McAfee as I have learned reading other posts on this board.
    Other AV programs have this effect on Windows Defender in many cases.
    I guess my question is how do I get Windows Defender working after I uninstall McAfee?
    Thanks
     
    Heshie75v, Aug 11, 2019
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  3. OldMike65 Win User
    how do I get Windows Defender working after I uninstall McAfee?


    Soon as you remove McAfee, Windows Defender should come back on ....they won't run at same time.
     
    OldMike65, Aug 11, 2019
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  4. BeulahXS Win User

    Can I uninstall the McAfee and get Defender back?

    vindows defender doesnt turn on - asks MCafee to be uninstalled - Mcaffe Live doesnt uninstall ?

    I UNINSTALLED MCAFEE ON APRIL 16, 2017. WHY AM I STILL GETTING THIS WARNING?
     
    BeulahXS, Aug 11, 2019
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