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Windows 7: How to stop Windows Defender "not running" popup

04 Aug 2015   #1
bra10n

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
 
 
How to stop Windows Defender "not running" popup

Hi Folks,

Seemingly out of the blue I now have this popup appearing at logon. A quick search suggested to disable relevant notifications in the Action Centre and to disable WindowsDefender in services.msc. Unfortunately neither of these fixes worked...

Any help please


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04 Aug 2015   #2
bra10n

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
 
 

After trying various combinations of the above I finally searched for "remove Windows Defender" and found this utility;

https://www.raymond.cc/blog/download/did/1984
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05 Aug 2015   #3
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Please put in your My System Specs what security programs you have installed.
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05 Aug 2015   #4
bra10n

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
 
 

Updated
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05 Aug 2015   #5
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

When you installed MSE it should of turned off Windows 7 Defender.

Go to Start Orb and type in Defender. Tick on Defender and make sure it is turned off.

Don't use any trick programs to remove Defender. You will just make a mess of your system.
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06 Aug 2015   #6
bra10n

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
When you installed MSE it should of turned off Windows 7 Defender.

Go to Start Orb and type in Defender. Tick on Defender and make sure it is turned off.

Don't use any trick programs to remove Defender. You will just make a mess of your system.
The frustrating part of this was it occurred just after a clean install with MSE being one of the first updates and in the process of downloading the others. Finished the update process without a hitch and then lost the popup notification and found Windows Defender itself starting at logon instead
There was no sign of Windows Defender listed in the start-boot list and nothing else I tried, e.g. turned off or set to disable in settings or uninstalling MSE/re-installing worked.

By then the OCD in me had already decided to burn this install so by uninstalling Defender using the link I had nothing to lose. It seemed to work quite well TBH... a search for Defender showed 0 results and the system seemed fine for the short space of time that it lived

I then wasted 24hrs of my life on trying out several KDE (Linux) distributions with Plasma 5... mmm

All I needed was a KDE base installed for a boutique D/E (CSS written) to run over the top of it, only I couldn't find a distro stable enough. Back on Win 7 again after another clean install and only an automatic logon issue to sort out...

Thank you though for your input and I agree with you on the subject of 3rd party fixes.
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