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Windows 7: Windows Defender nag after Windows update

15 Sep 2013   #1

XP Pro (x86) | 7 HP (x86) & (x64) | 7 Pro (x64)
Windows Defender nag after Windows update

To day I manually updated Windows 7. Bypassed optional updates. No selective updates
With every reboot and cold boot -- I get the Windows Defender nag

Windows Defender nag after Windows update-windows-defender-alert.png

How do I stop this nag screen recurring?
This is the second machine that has this gremlin.
First was a Win7 x64 that is now in mothballs until ... one day !!
Would appreciate any help :)

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15 Sep 2013   #2
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709 Windows 7 Pro/64

Please do this Tutorial by Brink. It will help others help you.
Look at My System Specs in lower left of this post and you will see needed helpful info.

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15 Sep 2013   #3

XP Pro (x86) | 7 HP (x86) & (x64) | 7 Pro (x64)

Hi Layback Bear
I have 5 PCs + 3 laptops
- all business machines, no games
- 2 laptops + 1 PC already as threads in
- impossible to list all in my User-CP

Current problem laptop is ...

Computer Type:= Laptop
Manufacturer:= Toshiba Satellite C665
OS:= Windows 7 Home Premium (32-bit), sp1 (Build 7601)
CPU:= Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2410M CPU @ 2.30GHz
Motherboard:= TOSHIBA Portable PC
Memory:= 2,806 MB
Graphics:= NVIDIA GeForce 315M *
Sound Card:= Speakers (Conexant SmartAudio H |
Monitors:= x1, Generic PnP
Screen Resolution:= 1366 X 768 - 32 bit
Hard Drives:= C: 585.4GB
PSU:= n/a
Case:= Toshiba Satellite
Cooling:= default fan
Keyboard:= default + Logitech K260
Mouse:= default pad + Logitech M210
Internet Speed:= ADSL2
Antivirus:= Bitdefender Internet Security 2013
Browser:= IE-9.10, PaleMoon, Firefox 23.0.1
Others:= USB Safely Remove, Metapad, ClipX,
7Zip, Classic Shell Start, FileSearchEX, KeyboardLEDS, CapsLock,
MalwareBytes, MyDefrag, PostBox, ClipX, MS Word Viewer.
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15 Sep 2013   #4
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709 Windows 7 Pro/64

With that many computer I understand. Thanks for posting the information.
Just going by my memory and reading many post.
When you installed Bitdefender it should of turned off Windows Defender.
The notification popup should of stopped then.
Sorry but I'm don't have any knowledge using Bitdefender.
Some members use it and hopefully they will be able to help.

You might find some help by doing this.
Right click on Start Orb and select Properties then go to Notification area and select Customize.
You might find something there listing Defender. It's a maybe at best.

You might be able to find something here.
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16 Sep 2013   #5

XP Pro (x86) | 7 HP (x86) & (x64) | 7 Pro (x64)

Thanks "Layback Bear" for your reponse, :)

I am still stuck.
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17 Sep 2013   #6

XP Pro (x86) | 7 HP (x86) & (x64) | 7 Pro (x64)

Today phoned local Bitdefender phone support (Australia)
They suggested I do a bitdefender Repair (which I did) plus 250 MB update (after all my diligent updates every day!!)
Note   Note
Bitdefender tech ... should fix "Windows Defender" nag screen

No! It did not!

Windows Defender nag screen still opens with every reboot and cold-boot

Would appreciate any help
Desperate and grovelling
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17 Sep 2013   #7

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64 +Linux_VMs +Chromium_VM

Did you look at Action Center / Security ?
Does it show Bitdefender (or any program) is turned on for "Spyware and unwanted software protection"?
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17 Sep 2013   #8

XP Pro (x86) | 7 HP (x86) & (x64) | 7 Pro (x64)

Thank you "DavidW7ncus" for your response. :)

Here is the current settings in my CP > Action Centre > Security
(I have abbreviated some "strings"

Note   Note
Network firewall:= ON
- Bitdefender Firewall reports it is ON
Windows Update:= Off
- I prefer manual updates that I control
Virus Protection:=On
- Bitdefender AntiVirus reports it is ON + up to date
Spyware and unwanted software protection:= On
- Bitdefender Aintspyware reports it is ON
Internet security settings:= On
- at recommended levels
User Account Control:= On
- will notify when changes are attempted
Network Access Protection:= Off
- not running

** Laptop shares a printer via WiFi + controls Sonos speakers through Sonos router

I am still learning! :)
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17 Sep 2013   #9

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64 +Linux_VMs +Chromium_VM

That looks OK to me.
The only other thing I can think of to check is see how the Windows Defender service is set.

I'm on a system with Windows Defender turned off, and the Windows Defender service is set to Manual startup (and it's not running).
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17 Sep 2013   #10

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64 +Linux_VMs +Chromium_VM

If your WD is disabled and the WD service is not running and you still get this nag, post back.
I've got another idea - you may or may not like it ...
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