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    Default Windows Defender Antivirus Service still running after installing Home Edition

    Hi

    Task manager is showing Windows Defender Antivirus Service is still running after I have paid for and installed SB Home.

    Is there a setting I need to change to make SB be the AV?

    Thanks
    Kenzo

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    Hello Kenzo,

    Did you reboot? Usually when a legitimate antivirus program is installed it will register itself to Windows and Defender will step down (disable) to prevent problems.

    Best regards,
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    Hi Kenzo,

    I'd responded to your previous topic posted April 16th: System very slow

    Other than the slowness is your computer running as it should or do you have concerns?

    Best regards.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tashi View Post

    Other than the slowness is your computer running as it should or do you have concerns?
    No, just very slow.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tashi View Post
    Did you reboot?
    yes, just did. Still have Windows DefenderAntivirus Service running

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    Hello Kenzo,

    Two resident anti-virus programs can cause system performance problems and a serious slowdown.

    What is the operating system?

    How to Turn Off Windows Defender (Windows 10)

    Hope that helps, let us know.

    tashi
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    Hi Tashi

    Thanks for your input so far.

    I am using Win 10 Home.

    I installed gpedit.msc and tried to use it to stop defender but I can't see it listed (see screenshot)

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    Not having much luck

    K

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