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Thread: Spybot forces Windows Defender to shut off.

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    Default Spybot forces Windows Defender to shut off.

    I was told that it is a normal function of defender upon recognizing another virus program. But the two have different functions don't they? Is there a setting I can change so Spybot will not cause this reaction? I searched the help menu but found nothing pertinent. Thank you for any assistance you can provide.

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    Hi djinnmaster,

    This is an issue with Windows Defender. Windows disables this program if it detects another antivirus program on your PC.

    You can avoid this issue with Spybot by following the instructions below.


    Please go to:
    Start Center > Settings (tick "Advanced User Mode" if you do not see "Settings") > System Services

    Here, click "Stop" beside "Security Center Service". Untick "Active after every reboot" for this service.

    Click "Apply" and "OK", and reboot your PC.


    When it restarts, you should be able to run Defender with Spybot, as Windows will no longer see Spybot as a potentially conflicting antivirus program.


    If you do this, please also disable Live Protection in either Spybot or Defender, as running both can cause conflict.

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    Quote Originally Posted by niall2 View Post
    Hi djinnmaster,

    This is an issue with Windows Defender. Windows disables this program if it detects another antivirus program on your PC.

    You can avoid this issue with Spybot by following the instructions below.


    Please go to:
    Start Center > Settings (tick "Advanced User Mode" if you do not see "Settings") > System Services

    Here, click "Stop" beside "Security Center Service". Untick "Active after every reboot" for this service.

    Click "Apply" and "OK", and reboot your PC.


    When it restarts, you should be able to run Defender with Spybot, as Windows will no longer see Spybot as a potentially conflicting antivirus program.

    Done all that and Windows Defender is still deactivated.

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