Steve Posted February 15, 2009 Report Share Posted February 15, 2009 Question from Reader :: Ask MrGroove Email Forum I am familiar with how to disable and uninstall Windows Defender. However, upon reboot, the service for Defender goes from automatic to manual. I can manually restart the service. Then, upon reboot, the service changes back to manual. When the service is changed from manual to automatic, Defender runs as it should. The OS is Vista. The system is an HP Desktop. I have a Gateway laptop also running Vista. I have not have any difficulty with the Gateway. I have the most recent version of Defender on both. I have the most recent Windows update on both. The only items added on the HP were Office and two printers; an HP 1006P and and HP7250. I have a wireless connection using a wireless "g" router. The HP comes with a wireless card. The 7250 is wireless as well. The HP1006 is a usb connection. The laptop and printers are connected by the wireless network. The HP system is about 1 week old. I am in the process of creating recovery disk. I could return the HP to its original state; but feel that this would be too much trouble for Defender. I do use McAfee. I am curious about what is changing the service and how might it affect anything else. Any suggestions? Thanks, Allan Hi Allan! Welcome to the groovy Community! Just read your email and I'm not quite sure what it is you wanted to do. Did you want to disable Windows Defender so it won't run or are you trying to configure it to operate? If you want to disable Windows Defender, take a look at this post in the forum: windows-vista/windows-defender-application-failed-to-initialize-t95517.html Let me know if there are any further questions. If your question is NOT how-to disable Windows Defender, reply here and we can work through it! PS - Don't worry about dropping the system back to factory defaults. We should be able to your question/problem solved no sweat! Thanks Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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