Windows Defender off?

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

  1. 3bbb7

    3bbb7 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Jun 28, 2012
    United States
    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

    Sep 14, 2010
    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?
  3. Originality

    Originality Chibi-neko

    Apr 21, 2008
    London, UK
    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

    Ralph Steven Member

    Dec 17, 2013
    United States
    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
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