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Windows 7: Win Defender!

2 Weeks Ago   #1
Alexey2912

W7 Pro 32bit
 
 
Win Defender!

How to disable Windows defender?

Both from the app and stop it's service to manual?

Thanks.


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2 Weeks Ago   #2
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Once you turn off through the app/ program I doubt the service does anything anymore but I have not look at it
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2 Weeks Ago   #3
Alexey2912

W7 Pro 32bit
 
 

Thanks, smart, prompt intelligent young man. Appreciated as always!
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2 Weeks Ago   #4
strollin

W10 Pro desktop, W10 laptop, W10 laptop, W10 Pro tablet (all 64-bit)
 
 

If you install another AV, Windows Defender is automatically turned off.
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2 Weeks Ago   #5
MoxieMomma

OEM Windows 7 Ult (x64) SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by strollin View Post
If you install another AV, Windows Defender is automatically turned off.
Actually, under Win7,I'm not sure that is always the case, as I've seen over the years.
Under Win7, WD is only an anti-malware application, not an AV.
So I don't think all of the real AVs necessarily fully disable it.

I've often had to manually disable WD from the control panel AND from the settings @ThrashZone illustrated in order to be sure it's fully disabled.

Having said that, aside from the annoying efforts to updated itself and to run unwanted scans, having it enabled doesn't do much, as it's not much of an anti-malware program.

Under Win8/8.1/10, yes, one might expect that a 3rd-party AV will disable WD when it installs.
But it doesn't hurt to verify that in both the Control Panel and WD itself.

Cheers,
MM
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2 Weeks Ago   #6
Alexey2912

W7 Pro 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by strollin View Post
If you install another AV, Windows Defender is automatically turned off.

Really, never happened with me.......well there are always exception and rare cases, like me.
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