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RuthQuilts
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turn off mcafee and turn on defender in windows 10

HP Pacilion x360
Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit)

I want to discontinue use of McAfee (which came with the initial install) of my Windows 10 computer, and turn on Windows Defender.   I don't know where to start.

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KarenUK
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turn off mcafee and turn on defender in windows 10

Open the start menu. Select  "Control Panel". Select "Programs and Features". Find and select the McAfee program in the list then click "uninstall" at the top of the list. 

When it has finished uninstalling Windows Defender will activate itself.

Go back to Control Panel again and select  "Security and Maintenance" . In the security drop down list it should say Windows Defender is turned on.

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Perfect!  Thank you so much.  That worked exactly as you said. 

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turn off mcafee and turn on defender in windows 10

THE RESPONSE REMOVES MCAFEE, NOT TURNS IT OFF

 

NOT THE SAME THING

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