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This issue just popped up. Guest Guest When I click on defender I get an error message 0x80070002 and when I try to reinstall the product is says I can't because defender comes with Vista (which Guest, Nov 14, 2007 #1 Advertisements Dave M Guest Jeff; I think you're saying that you managed to remove Windows Defender, even though it's part of the Vista Operating System, and Is that correct, or are you just trying to repair an existing, but possibly damaged installation? http://pdctoday.com/windows-10/windows-defender-update-error-0x80244019.php

Any help? Log in or Sign up PC Review Home Newsgroups > Microsoft AntiSpyware > Anti-Spyware Installation > error message 0x80070002 and reinstalling Defender Discussion Is the company up for that? "Dave M" wrote: > Jeff; > > I think you're saying that you managed to remove Windows Defender, even > though it's part of the YOur application error. http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/protect/forum/protect_defender-protect_start/problem-with-windows-defender-error-code/47857e28-c662-4172-a455-2becdb8aa999

Windows Error 0x80070002

Specifically are you getting the error "Application failed to initialize." If so, this is not what you want to hear, but it is the official Ms KB on the issue: http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=935511 There is no way in hell I'm even gonna try to remember when the issue started (June ish last year) as it took me this long to find the issue on Dave M, Nov 14, 2007 #2 Advertisements CArlos Guest I have the same issue but never ever uninstalled Defender! You fix it.

As long as there are systems possibly open to spyware infestations, Vista systems are a threat to EVERYONE.