Windows 10: How to tell if Windows Defender is installed on your computer?

Discus and support How to tell if Windows Defender is installed on your computer? in Windows 10 Customization to solve the problem; I've been getting warnings that my computer is infected. But, the warnings came from McAfee. I thought maybe they were just saying it, to get me... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Customization' started by Jerry_Dwyer, Feb 14, 2020.

  1. How to tell if Windows Defender is installed on your computer?


    I've been getting warnings that my computer is infected. But, the warnings came from
    McAfee. I thought maybe they were just saying it, to get me paying, for their software?


    But, you never know? I'm running Windows 10 Pro. And, I assume Windows Defender is
    installed? Again, I just don't know? I typed in a browser, install Windows Defender.
    Well, that gave 100's of answer how to check, etc.


    Can anyone, send me a link, or tell me how to check, or how to install it, if necessary? Very confusing?


    Thanks for reading . . Jerry

    :)
     
    Jerry_Dwyer, Feb 14, 2020
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    could someone please list the steps they follow to install windows with a dual core processor and windows xp service pack to. I'm reletively new to amd dual core and i feel i'm missing a step. All help will be appreciated. thanx
     
    exodusprime1337, Feb 14, 2020
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  3. HAT
    hat Win User
    What the hell, windows defender?

    So, a while back I disabled windows defender via gpedit. Come to find out it's running again, and telling me my miner is a "severe" threat, despite still being disabled in gpedit. There's a few new entries related to windows defender in gpedit that didn't used to be there before. I'm guessing this happened during the big spring update. UAC keeps becoming re-enabled somehow, as well. For now I have a shitty registry key that's supposed to disable windows defender instead, hopefully it works.

    Damn, Microsoft. They were pushing users to upgrade to 10 so hard, even resorting to plain trickery to get it on as many machines as possible. Now not only is it doing hardcore data mining in the background, but it's changing settings all on its own to whatever Microsoft wants. One step closer to pushing me to Ubuntu or something. I'd already be there if I didn't think it would be an arduous task learning how to computer all over again while simultaneously breaking a lot of games, which is mostly what I use this computer for...

    Bill Gates needs to go back to Microsoft just so he can kick all the guys responsible for w10 squarely in the nuts. /rant
     
  4. Arul_D Win User

    How to tell if Windows Defender is installed on your computer?

    Installing Apps on Windows 10 Has Windows Defender Finding Malware

    Hi Tommy,

    Welcome to the Microsoft Community.


    • Is this issue specific to third party apps?
    I would suggest you to open Windows defender and add exclusions and check if it helps. Follow the steps to add exclusions in windows Defender.


    • Type Windows defender settings in the search bar and press enter

    • Under Exclusions click on Add Exclusion
    Hope this information helps. Reply to the post with an updated status of the issue so that we can assist you further.
     
    Arul_D, Feb 14, 2020
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