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Windows 7: Windows Defender Service running when it is not running!


13 Sep 2013   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 
Windows Defender Service running when it is not running!

I found that the Windows Defender Service was running, even though I have other AV/Malware software that I thought turned it off. Checking in security is show both softwares with Defender shown as OFF!
Is it safe to stop and disable that service?
Glenn

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13 Sep 2013   #2
Microsoft MVP

 

Install the recommended Microsoft Security Essentials
which will turn off Defender.

Otherwise you can turn it off if you're satisfied with your AV.
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13 Sep 2013   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Howdy Gregrocker,
I am probably confused with W8, which turns off the resident Window Security when a purchased alternative is installed. I thought Windows Defender was Microsoft Essentials plus antimalware protection??
I successfully used the Windows Defender Offline Tool to unlock a Ransomware locked computer.
The WD is technically turned off in the Security Section of Windows, but it is still running a process/service that I thought would not be the case? Will investigate and thanks!
Glenn
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13 Sep 2013   #4

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Pro 64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by glennc View Post
I thought Windows Defender was Microsoft Essentials plus antimalware protection??
In windows 8 it was rebranded Windows Defender,

Windows Defender - Turn On or Off in Windows 8

Quote:
Windows 8 comes with a new version of Windows Defender which is the re-branded "Microsoft Security Essentials" (MSE).

In windows 7 it is a separate tool,

Windows Defender - Turn On or Off
My System SpecsSystem Spec
13 Sep 2013   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by derekimo View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by glennc View Post
I thought Windows Defender was Microsoft Essentials plus antimalware protection??
In windows 8 it was rebranded Windows Defender,

Windows Defender - Turn On or Off in Windows 8

Quote:
Windows 8 comes with a new version of Windows Defender which is the re-branded "Microsoft Security Essentials" (MSE).
In windows 7 it is a separate tool,

Windows Defender - Turn On or Off

Thanks Gregrocker for that explanation site! Also how to get it turned off! Your always a help!
Glenn
My System SpecsSystem Spec
13 Sep 2013   #6

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Pro 64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by glennc View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by derekimo View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by glennc View Post
I thought Windows Defender was Microsoft Essentials plus antimalware protection??
In windows 8 it was rebranded Windows Defender,

Windows Defender - Turn On or Off in Windows 8

Quote:
Windows 8 comes with a new version of Windows Defender which is the re-branded "Microsoft Security Essentials" (MSE).
In windows 7 it is a separate tool,

Windows Defender - Turn On or Off

Thanks Gregrocker for that explanation site! Also how to get it turned off! Your always a help!
Glenn
You can call me Derek.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
13 Sep 2013   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Hello Derek,
I was obviously lost in my issues or just plain blind! I apologize profusely in my mistake. Thank you for your past, current and hopefully future help! Sorry Kind Sir!!!
Glenn
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13 Sep 2013   #8

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Pro 64 SP1
 
 

That's alright Glenn, Greg is certainly helpful and he did post above, no harm done.

You're very welcome.

Derek
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