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Windows Defender gone from widowns 10?!

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    Hi all,

    I've a relatively new PC - only a year old running windows 10 64 bit.

    I thought I had windows defender in place - that windows 10 does not use microsoft security essentials but see attached screen from my PC settings...?!

    2021-01-19_13-52-49.png

    and

    2021-01-19_13-53-46.png

    EDIt - Update: I insatlled Avast and windows still shows no protection?!!

    2021-01-19_18-31-46.png

    Please advise!! Thanks...


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    I bought a second hand PC about 6 months ago which has W10 64 bit and Windows Defender is there although I had to turn it on there now when checking. Im currently using Malwarebytes which is free to Ulster Bank customers


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    muffler wrote: »
    I bought a second hand PC about 6 months ago which has W10 64 bit and Windows Defender is there although I had to turn it on there now when checking. Im currently using Malwarebytes which is free to Ulster Bank customers

    Thanks - as per my screens though windows says no counter measures in palce but I have avast updated. My windows update is also frozen..? Can't get updates...


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