Windows Defender off?

Discussion in 'Computer Software and Operating Systems' started by 3bbb7, Sep 18, 2013.

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    3bbb7 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    My laptop overheated again, so I cleaned out the fans with compressed air and booted back up. it gave me the action center warning about Windows Defender being turned off. I press the turn on now button, and it opens the System32 folder..

    I have avast free and MBAM pro currently, did one of those turn it off?
     
  2. Arras

    Arras GBAtemp Guru

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    From what I know installing any virus scanner will disable Windows Defender and use that virus scanner instead, so maybe it isn't detecting avast properly?
     
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    Originality Chibi-neko

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    For all I know, Windows Defender has the smallest footprint of all AV software. Enabling or disabling it should have next to no effect.
     
  4. Ralph Steven

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    If you already have a good antivirus installed on your laptop you can turn off Windows Defender, no need to keep them both turned on