Microsoft Client Protection has been found


Trond Svendsen

After completing all dialogs to install Windows Defender (v1.1.1593), I get
an error message that tells me that 'Microsoft Client Protection' has been

I have no other AV software installed, only Microsoft Security Essentials. I
have removed ESET NOD32 after my license ran out, and I have cleaned out my
system using Microsoft's OneCare live scan.

My system is running Windows XP Professional (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack
3 (2600.xpsp_sp3_gdr.091208-2036)

Trond Svendsen, Norway

Bill Sanderson

This message is badly worded--and, in fact, it is Microsoft Security
Essentials that it is speaking of.

Microsoft Security Essentials incorporates the protection features of
Windows Defender, so adding Windows Defender is unneccessary, and in fact,

On XP, uninstall Windows Defender. On Vista or Windows 7, the Microsoft
Security Essentials install process should disable Windows Defender.

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