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Windows Defender has a red X and says service has stopped, please help

Discussion in 'Networking & Security' started by Phusius, Mar 9, 2013.

  1. Phusius

    Phusius New Member

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    I have Malwarebytes Pro installed, so is it overriding Windows Defender??? I was under the impression these two programs worked well together... :confused:
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    The Pro version has a realtime protection module, unlike the free version.
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    so it does automatically disable windows defender then? this is normal for malwarebytes pro?
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    I think that Windows 7 detects two AV progs and disables (in this case) Defender. BTW, what does the control panel state about your AV program in the category "Security" -> "maintenance" (I needed to translate back, so the latter may not be accurately cited)?
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    I am on Windows 8, and control panel security says Windows Defender is my anti virus and firewall.
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    *scratches back of head*

    Disable it there (if you can) and see (after a reboot) whether it is MWB Pro that is being referred to there.
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    In my Win 7 pro the Windows defender disabled automatically with some anti virus and internet security software. Norton did that, Kaspersky did that and Microsoft security essential did that.
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    Maybe, this wiki at MS will help: Windows Defender on Windows 8 - Introduction and Frequently Asked Questions
    It, also, answers quite a few other questions that some people have.

    A couple of quotes from the wiki page.

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