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Windows 7: Windows Defender Turns Off

28 Feb 2014   #1
ColMac

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 
Windows Defender Turns Off

Windows Defender keeps getting turned off, particularly when I shut down.

I am also running Microsoft Security Essentials.

Does Microsoft Security Essentials turn off Windows Defender, or is there some other problem?

Windows Defender is configured to start automatically on startup. I am running a Dell laptop, OS Windows 7 Home Premium, SP1, 64 bit, on High Performance power setting.


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28 Feb 2014   #2
Computer0304

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit/Windows 8 64-bit/Win7 Pro64-bit
 
 

You do not need windows defender if you have mse. It is supposed to do that. But since it is enabling nd disabling itself, you should do this to completely disable it:

Windows Defender - Turn On or Off
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02 Mar 2014   #3
ColMac

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 
Windows Defender Turns Off

Fair enough. If I don't need it, there's no point in running it, is there? Thanks!
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02 Mar 2014   #4
Computer0304

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit/Windows 8 64-bit/Win7 Pro64-bit
 
 

It is not a complete replacement but it is still better. It should only be enabled when there is something that mse can't do but Windows Defender can.
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02 Mar 2014   #5
King Arthur

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Computer0304 View Post
It is not a complete replacement but it is still better.
Incorrect. MSE completely supercedes and replaces Windows Defender if it's installed.
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03 Mar 2014   #6
Computer0304

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit/Windows 8 64-bit/Win7 Pro64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by King Arthur View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Computer0304 View Post
It is not a complete replacement but it is still better.
Incorrect. MSE completely supercedes and replaces Windows Defender if it's installed.
Yes but there are rare times that you may need it. That is why it stays in your system but just gets disabled.
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