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You cannot remove Windows Defender from Windows Vista.
You turn off the alerts asking to turn it on though. How:
1. Go to Control Panel\Security -> Security Center.
2. Under Spyware click "Show me my available options".
3. Click the button "I'll monitor myself".
You should make sure you have other spyware monitoring software installed for protection first though.
HASH; as jd says it is not recommended to remove it until you are otherwise well padded for security protection. But if you absolutely want to get rid of it, you can try vLite. This you have to do before the Vista installation. You can remove a lot of other stuff with vLite too. It's the tool for the minimalists.
thanks for all your replies guyz, i have been away from howtogeek for the past couple of weeks. I have done everything, but a security warning keeps popping up in my traybar eevery time i log in.
is there a way to completely uninstall the program?
ps. i have noticed that there is a new forum entitled 'off topic'. U guyz made that riite after i had gone :(
In no particular order this is my top 20:
After Effects CS3
Premiere Pro CS3
Kaspersky Internet Security 7
Microsoft Office 2007
Rocketdock (inc Stacks docklet)
Windows Live Messenger
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