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  1.    05 Dec 2015 #1
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    Windows Defender


    How can I reinstate Windows Defender,which is now closed down,by removing McAvee security even though the icon is missing.
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  2.    05 Dec 2015 #2
    Join Date : Nov 2015
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    64bit Win 10 Pro ver 1709 Build 16299.125

    Type defender in the search bar and select Windows Defender Settings.

    Make sure defender is turned on.
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  3.    05 Dec 2015 #3
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    defender


    Did that and it worked.Could you please help me find where my recycle bin has vamoosed to without giving notice.One day it was there on the desktop and the next day it had gone.
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  4.    05 Dec 2015 #4
    Join Date : Oct 2013
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17046

    Hello Willden,

    Double check using OPTION ONE in the tutorial below to make sure that Recycle Bin is checked.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/6...dows-10-a.html
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  5.    05 Dec 2015 #5
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    recyle bin


    followed your instructions to the letter to no avail,using your no.1 method.Tried it treble times and not a peep.
    Last edited by willden; 05 Dec 2015 at 12:49. Reason: information
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  6.    05 Dec 2015 #6
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17046

    If you haven't already, see if turning it off, apply, and turning it on may sort it.

    If it doesn't help, then check using the tutorial below to see if you may have hidden all icons on your desktop by mistake instead.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/6...dows-10-a.html
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  7.    05 Dec 2015 #7
    Join Date : Oct 2014
    In a house with a crazy cat trying to kill me
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    Win 7 32, Win 7 64 Pro, Win 8.1 64 Pro, Win 10 64 Education Edition

    I hope you used a uninstaller to get rid of McAfee, otherwise you may be having problems due to leftover files.

    The McAfee uninstaller can be found here. You may wish to run it if you haven't to make sure you get rid of everything. AV's embed themselves deeply into a OS, this is normal behavior, but it also makes uninstalling them somewhat difficult. The best course of action is to use the AV's uninstaller to remove as much as possible. Any leftover orphan files can cause problems down the road.

    Uninstallers (removal tools) for common Windows antivirus software
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  8.    06 Dec 2015 #8
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    bin


    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    If you haven't already, see if turning it off, apply, and turning it on may sort it.

    If it doesn't help, then check using the tutorial below to see if you may have hidden all icons on your desktop by mistake instead.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/6...dows-10-a.html
    Have tried what you suggest but still no bin.What does happen though is that when I first boot up a blank desktop first appears with nothing on it,and this started same time as bin went awol.Sorry.
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  9.    06 Dec 2015 #9
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    64bit Win 10 Pro ver 1709 Build 16299.125

    Do you have more than one monitor? Please use the windows key + P when you next have a blank screen on start up and try a different monitor arrangement
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  10.    06 Dec 2015 #10
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    Bin


    When I press start or W+p it cycles through a empty desktop first after logging in then Windows desktop picture appears.Could I please ask you not to suggest that I undertake anything too involved or technical as I am undergoing a severe illness and my physical and mental strengths leave a great deal to be desired.
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