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Windows 7: Windows Defender Scheduled Scan does not run

08 Feb 2016   #21

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

I successfully installed MSE and setup a scheduled daily scan at 11 pm. As far as I can tell, Win Defender is still installed. I thought that MSE was a replacement. Do I need to deactivate its scanning features - it seems separate from MSE?

My son's school switched to the ForeScout utility to monitor their network connectivity this semester and he connected once in January with this computer. To my knowledge no other changes mere made. He uses the computer very sporadically to connect to the school network. Is it possible to not have the ForeScout running unless the computer is connected to the school network or is this a question for the school's IT department?

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09 Feb 2016   #22

W7 Pro SP1 64bit

Installing MSE does not replace Windows Defender... just turns Windows Defender off (in W7).

You can read a description of what Windows Defender does on W7 here:
Using Windows Defender - Windows Help

Just to further confuse things...
...Windows Defender is an antivirus app in W8 and above:

It is a subjective call as to what apps are (and are not) malware. MSE will allow some malware to install without flagging it as malware. This is why you will see many forum members using the Malwarebytes to handle malware.

Panda is more aggressive... defining things as malware that MSE allows. If scans with Malwarebytes start showing bad stuff, consider switching from MSE to Panda.
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09 Feb 2016   #23
Layback Bear

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

Hi pwcrickman.

To verify things just go to the Start Orb and type Defender and tick on it.
After installing MSE it should indicate Defender is off. If not turn Defender off.

Do not try to remove Defender in Windows 7.
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