Reinstall the Windows Defender program and then go and remove it from Add/Remove. Windows Defender is a small program.(Less than 6 MB).
I have Windows XP with little experience.
I used to run Windows Defender free. I didn't know there was a time limit on it.
I tried several times to remove it from Add & Remove Programs. It won't let me. It looks for a file that no longer exists. At first, I downloaded (after expiration date) this .msi or .mci file, and it still didn't acknowledge it. I tried to talk to Microsoft but they didn't want to talk to me about it.
Is there any utility that will remove such programs from my system or any other approach. I have only a 40 mb drive, so I try to get rid of things I don't need.
Anyone's help will be appreciated