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Windows Defender Windows 7

Hi,
In Windows 7 Home Premium, I cannot start Widnows Defender. I try but get a one window that says "click here to turn it on" but nothing happens when I click. When I try to start it within Services I get a second message that is completely beyond me. Please see attached for the two messages. Thank you
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jcimarronCommented:
Dave_Molinaro---If you have another antimalware program running, like MS Security Essentials, it usually will not permit Windows Defender to run.
http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/protect/forum/protect_start/windows-defender-and-microsoft-security-essentials/5309cb8d-02e1-40e8-974f-0dcedb9ab9fd
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
With Microsoft Security Essentials, Symantec Endpoint Protection, and most likely other AV suites, Windows Defender is disabled.

With the above two suites and probably other good suites, you don't really need it anymore. So it is probably best left disabled.  ... Thinkpads_User
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XChangingITCommented:
I wouldnt use any Microsoft security software since most are trying to hack Microsoft...i would ALWAYS go with a 3rd party.  Corporate AV: TrendMicro (better tech support, easier migration and, i find, the server console is way more user friendly than Symantec) and Malwarebytes

Windows Defender has ALWAYS been nothing more than a thorn in my side not to mention a resource hog.  Disable that service and never look back! ;)
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Dave_MolinaroAuthor Commented:
Thanks a bunch. I should have asked first before trying and trying and trying.
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