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Windows 7: Defender still defending?

06 Oct 2009   #1
swarfega

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 
Defender still defending?

Just noticed something interesting. After you install MSE it stops Defender from running. But Ive just seen in resource monitor MpCmdRun.exe listed which is part of Defender. Unless MSE also uses it.


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06 Oct 2009   #2
Dave76

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by swarfega View Post
Just noticed something interesting. After you install MSE it stops Defender from running. But Ive just seen in resource monitor MpCmdRun.exe listed which is part of Defender. Unless MSE also uses it.
I read that it will take Defender out, and that it also does the same thing that Defender use to.
Think it was the MS site.
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06 Oct 2009   #3
swarfega

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Defender was mainly spyware checker, MSE adds other things such as virus checker into the mix. When you install MSE it disables Defender. I checked and it is indeed disabled.
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06 Oct 2009   #4
rsvr85

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Yeah, defender is now bundled up with MSE. When you install MSE it disables the 'standalone' Defender automatically.
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06 Oct 2009   #5
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

MSE takes over the task for Windows Defender, so MSE handles all of the malware. There is no reason for Defender to run when MSE is installed.

On a side note, this could be why MSE is so small, it utilizes the underlying framework already established by Defender.
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