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    Arrow Does SpyBot S&D affect W10's Windows Defender?

    I've been testing Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview. When I try to use Windows Defender it's not highlighted and I can't turn it on.

    I tried a fix that is supposed to allow Windows Defender to be turned on but it didn't work. The prompts suggest that another security app may be the cause.

    I'm using SpyBot S&D v 2.4.40.0.

    Got tip?

    Thanks, Kerry

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    Hello iKerry,

    Spybot 2.4 and Windows 10

    Have you posted the Windows Defender issue in the Windows 10 Insider Preview Forums and provided the build?

    http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/i...tp?tab=Threads

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    Hi tashi,

    Yes, I have reported the problem. Dozens of others have reported same problem.

    Since posting here I uninstalled Spy... and Windows Defender did turn on but, I couldn't get it to do a scan. The message was: "The group or resource is not in the correct state to perform the requested operation."

    I am now reinstalling Spy...

    Thanks, Kerry

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    Hi iKerry,

    Quote Originally Posted by iKerry View Post
    Hi tashi,

    Yes, I have reported the problem. Dozens of others have reported same problem.
    With Spybot and Windows Defender? If so can you provide a link please.
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    Hi tashi,

    I did a cursory search to find my last post with no luck; I find the site to be a bit confusing, not as easy to browse as your forum. http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/s...otect_start//1

    also, Google, "Windows Defender and Search and Destroy" —that's where I got "Dozens of others have reported same problem." With a complete uninstall and the clean install of SSD Home W10's build 10162 WD still didn't work, so I upgraded to the 2.4 Home version so as to stay protected.

    Thanks, Kerry

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    Update: Windows Defender and Spybot... 2.4 both work now as of (7/11/15) with W10 build 10166.

    Thanks, Kerry

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    Thank you for letting us know Kerry.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tashi View Post
    Thank you for letting us know Kerry.
    No sooner did I post than I started getting warnings about not being protected. I tried to turn on Windows Defender and it won't work.

    Kerry
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    Hello iKerry,

    As this issue is on a Windows 10 build, not a final, it might be best if you post in the Microsoft forums and let us know the outcome.

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    Hi tashi,

    Done. Will do.

    Kerry

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