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How do I turn off McAfee and turn on Windows Defender?

I want to turn off McAfee and turn on Windows Defender? I have turned McAfee off but cannot turn on Defender as it tells me I have a different application installed. Not sure what to try next?

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Hi
Make sure disable all the McAfee features:
https://www.wikihow.com/Disable-McAfee

after turning off, Windows Security would automatically notify you to turn on firewall and device security, or search Windows Security in the search bar, start Windows security and follow its instruction to activate.

If you’re considering removing McAfee:
https://service.mcafee.com/webcenter/portal/cp/home/articleview?articleId=TS101331

Please note: Information posted in the given link is hosted by a third party. Microsoft does not guarantee the accuracy and effectiveness of information.

I hope this information above can help you.

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