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Where is my Defender


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I am running Windows XP Home edition. I no longer have the Windows Defender icon in the system tray. It use to be there but I can not remember the last time I saw it. The Task Manager shows MSASC.EXE and MsMpEng.EXE running. I have no idea when it was last updated (I have auto update turned on) or if it is even working. Any Ideas?
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Defender is different to MS anti spyware in that you should only see it if you want to, (start, all programmes, windows defender), or if there is a problem such as it not being updated, (castle icon with yellow mark in taskbar)

Microsoft Update includes defender updates
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Keith thanks for the quick reply. I reinstalled the Defender and that gave me access to the defender options. Someone :blink: must have turned off the show defender in notification area --- :help: I am allset now :whistling: Thanks again.
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Thank You for letting me know
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