Windows Defender

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Wayne and Lorna Erickson

I tried to install Windows Defender to stop Pops Ups after downloading MS
Security Essentials. Windows Defender would not install stating that
something was blocked. Can you tell me how to download a pop and spyware


Hello Erickson,

Windows Defender detects and removes known spyware only.

It is not designed to protect against the full breadth of malicious
software, and specifically does not prevent viruses, worms, Trojans, and
other malicious software from infecting your machine.

If you are running Microsoft Security Essentials, you do not need to run
Windows Defender.

Microsoft Security Essentials is designed to disable Windows Defender in
order to manage the PC’s real-time protection, including anti-virus,
rootkits, Trojans and spyware.

Pop-ups are blocked in IE

Check here:
Microsoft Security Essentials support forums:

To open an email support case

Good luck

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