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Windows 7: Windows Defender - Turn On or Off

16 Nov 2014   #30
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You can run Windows Defender on demand by enabling Windows Defender, turn on Windows Defender, and turn off real-time protection for Windows Defender.


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16 Nov 2014   #31
balubeto

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
You can run Windows Defender on demand by enabling Windows Defender, turn on Windows Defender, and turn off real-time protection for Windows Defender.
So how should I do to change the system registry to make sure that the Windows Defender service is set to "on demand"?

Thanks

Bye
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16 Nov 2014   #32
marsmimar

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by balubeto View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
You can run Windows Defender on demand by enabling Windows Defender, turn on Windows Defender, and turn off real-time protection for Windows Defender.
So how should I do to change the system registry to make sure that the Windows Defender service is set to "on demand"?

Thanks

Bye
I believe the registry only has two switches - on or off. I don't believe there is an "on demand" switch. As previously stated, running Windows Defender on demand is best accomplished by turning real-time protection on or off.

Just a separate thought: you've been asking a lot of questions on how to edit the registry. I hope you have a full system image available BEFORE you started messing with the registry. Too many changes and your computer can turn into a large paper weight. Just my opinion.
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19 Dec 2014   #33
paul1149

Linux Lite 3.2 x64; Windows 7, 8.1
 
 

Unreal. I just began the practice of turning WD off to save resources. So my first raw machine, and I find that the Tools menu is grayed out until WD is updated. So I have to update the thing in order to turn it off. Absolutely brilliant.
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19 Dec 2014   #34
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

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23 Jul 2015   #35
macgig

Mac OSX 10.6.8, Win 7 home premium sp1
 
 

do I need windows defender if im running panda cloud antivirus and malwarebytes? I'm unable to turn defender on for some reason.
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23 Jul 2015   #36
paul1149

Linux Lite 3.2 x64; Windows 7, 8.1
 
 

The mod at Panda forums said that WD is redundant to Panda. Since then I've been turning it off on every machine I outfit, to save resources. I would upgrade to Panda Free AV however.
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