I was "conned" into installing "McAffee, Internet" something by an unscrupulous web designer who automaticly installed this POS software onto my computer, and now my Windows Defender Errors with 0x800106ba
I have been reading all the solutions for this problem, and I have uninstalled the McAffee POS program, and I have tried to set Windows Defender to "automatic" but it just keeps setting back to "manual".
The Microsoft solution says to "uninstall" Defender, but it is not on the list of installed programs, and when I try to install Defender, it says it is already installed and halts the install.
How can I fix this without reinstalling the OS?
I have both Vista and Win7 on a dual boot and both are doing the same thing. I really want Windows Defender because it has caught many malware and killed them all, better than anyother software I have ever tried in the past. I am also using Security Essential.
How can I fix this? All the solutions posted don't seem to work as writen.