Learn The Steps To Know How Do I Install Windows Defender

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Hi. I am a Windows user. I would like to know the steps to learn how do I install Windows defenderso as to use it offline. Also how can I check if the defender is turned on or off? Thanks in advance.

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Learn The Steps To Know How Do I Install Windows Defender


Hi. The steps to follow so to know how do I install Windows defenderand use if offline are as follows-

1) Download the software Windows defender offline and after the download gets over, install the software

2) Create a CD, DVD or a USB drive

3) Using the Windows defender offline media, switch off the PC and turn it back on

4) Scan the PC for any malicious virus

5) Any malware if found, should be removed from the computer To check if the defender is on/off-

1) Click on the start menu and then type defender in the space provided

2) Click on the software to launch it

3) If the defender is off, a message will be shown and you need to click on action center in the start menu

4) Once the action center opens, find the program which is dealing with the unwanted software protection

5) In the control panel uninstall any other antivirus if running in the place of Windows defender to start using it

Hope we helped.

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Learn The Steps To Know How Do I Install Windows Defender


Windows Defender is designed for Windows 8.x and Windows 10. Though you can also install it on Windows 7, it will only provide you spyware protection and not the complete malware protection. If you have Windows 8 or higher, you should find its icon on the system tray.

You don’t need to actually install Windows Defender if you have Windows 8.x or Windows 10 because it comes pre-installed with the operating system. If you have Windows 10, Windows Defender appears as a shield icon on the system tray. If you have Windows 7 or Windows 8.x, you may see a castle icon.

Windows Defender icon

If the Windows Defender icon has a small cross on the bottom right corner, it means Windows Defender is disabled. To check if it is disabled, click on the icon to launch Windows Defender. If you can’t find it anywhere on the system tray, click “Start” then in the search box type without quotes “defender” then select “Windows Defender” from the result.

On the next screen, you should see the red “Turn on” button if Windows Defender is off. If you see this, just click the “Turn on” button to enable Windows Defender. Note: Windows Defender disables itself automatically if you have installed another antivirus like ESET Smart Security, Norton Security Deluxe, and others. If you want to enable and use Windows Defender, you have to uninstall your existing antivirus program.

Windows Defender turn on button

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