Windows 10: MSE wont uninstall Solved

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  1.    05 Aug 2015 #1

    MSE wont uninstall


    Prior to upgrade I was using Microsoft Security Essentials on my Windows 7 Pro laptop.

    After upgrade, every time I boot up I get a warning that windows defender is not enabled.

    Ok I though, remove MSE

    But I can't as shown below

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    Any ideas on how to remove MSE and enable Defender?
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  2.    05 Aug 2015 #2

    MSE is not supported on Windows 8 and above.

    Windows Defender have been exactly the same in turns of what they scan and what features they have. Just stick with WD and you'l get the same level of protection.
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  3.    05 Aug 2015 #3

    swarfega said: View Post
    MSE is not supported on Windows 8 and above.

    Windows Defender have been exactly the same in turns of what they scan and what features they have. Just stick with WD and you'l get the same level of protection.
    Having read the OP, they had MSE installed on Windows 7, then upgraded to Windows 10 and the MSE install was kept on there, despite Windows Defender being installed in the OS with Windows 10.

    OP is now not able to uninstall MSE as it is clashing with Windows Defender.

    To the OP - you could try this to see if it works: Microsoft Security Essentials - Uninstall Completely - Windows 7 Help Forums
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  4.    05 Aug 2015 #4

    swarfega said: View Post
    MSE is not supported on Windows 8 and above.

    Windows Defender have been exactly the same in turns of what they scan and what features they have. Just stick with WD and you'l get the same level of protection.
    Did you not read the text !
    I am trying to UNINSTALL MSE !!!
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  5.    05 Aug 2015 #5

    garydexter said: View Post
    Having read the OP, they had MSE installed on Windows 7, then upgraded to Windows 10 and the MSE install was kept on there, despite Windows Defender being installed in the OS with Windows 10.

    OP is now not able to uninstall MSE as it is clashing with Windows Defender.

    To the OP - you could try this to see if it works: Microsoft Security Essentials - Uninstall Completely - Windows 7 Help Forums
    Glad to see people actually read the text and don't just look at the pretty pictures :-)
    I will give your suggestion a go...
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  6.    05 Aug 2015 #6

    hmm well in that case its not looking that good according to this thread. You could try booting Windows into safe mode and try remove MSE that way.
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  7.    05 Aug 2015 #7

    garydexter said: View Post
    Having read the OP, they had MSE installed on Windows 7, then upgraded to Windows 10 and the MSE install was kept on there, despite Windows Defender being installed in the OS with Windows 10.

    OP is now not able to uninstall MSE as it is clashing with Windows Defender.

    To the OP - you could try this to see if it works: Microsoft Security Essentials - Uninstall Completely - Windows 7 Help Forums
    Not sure this is wise as
    DO NOT FOLLOW THIS TUTORIAL IF YOU HAVE WINDOWS 8, IT WILL CORRUPT WINDOWS DEFENDER.
    I assume that this also applies to 8.1 and 10 ...
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  8.    05 Aug 2015 #8

    MikeWilliams said: View Post
    Not sure this is wise as I assume that this also applies to 8.1 and 10 ...
    Ah - missed that smallprint - apologies!

    Looks like it's not good news all round though - Uninstall Microsoft Essentials whilst using Windows 10 - Microsoft Community
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  9.    05 Aug 2015 #9

    Maybe installing another AV like AVG, might sort things out because 3rd party AV programs usually disable MD and by doing that it might re-enable it when you uninstall AVG.
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  10.    05 Aug 2015 #10

    garydexter said: View Post
    Ah - missed that smallprint - apologies!

    Looks like it's not good news all round though - Uninstall Microsoft Essentials whilst using Windows 10 - Microsoft Community
    Looks like my best bet is to roll back to 7, uninstall MSE then upgrade 10 again.
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