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Offline abruptum

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Re: Avast 12.2.2276 and Windows Defender (Windows 7)
« Reply #30 on: August 13, 2016, 08:31:26 PM »
Everything went fine, but Widows Defender is still disabled (same error like in my first post).
I rebooted twice. I guess I need to wait for the next version.

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Re: Avast 12.2.2276 and Windows Defender (Windows 7)
« Reply #31 on: August 13, 2016, 08:33:03 PM »
Are you trying current RC? It is only there (and in previous betas) not yet in any official release.

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Re: Avast 12.2.2276 and Windows Defender (Windows 7)
« Reply #32 on: August 13, 2016, 08:36:49 PM »
I am using 12.3.2278 RC.

Edit :

OK, it looks like it is working. I had to enable Windows Defender in registry (Reply #10) and it
is still enabled after reboot.
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Re: Avast 12.2.2276 and Windows Defender (Windows 7)
« Reply #33 on: August 13, 2016, 11:29:37 PM »
Of course, this option is meant not to change your defender status and you had it unfortunately disabled by previous version of avast.

Thanks for testing it,
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Re: Avast 12.2.2276 and Windows Defender (Windows 7)
« Reply #34 on: August 18, 2016, 04:43:27 PM »
Is this option available through the UI in the newest release (12.3.2279)? --- If so, exactly where do we find it?
Or do we still have to implement it via adding/editing the registry entry?
Lenovo T530 laptop, Intel Core i5-3320M @ 2.60 GHz, 8GB RAM, Windows 7 Pro SP1 (64-bit), avast! 17 Free, MBAM3 Pro, Windows Firewall, MVPS HOSTS file, OpenDNS Family Shield, Zemana AntiLogger Free, SpywareBlaster, IE11 & Firefox [both using WOT (IE set to WARN, FF set to BLOCK)], WinPatrol PLUS, uBlock Origin, MBAE, MCShield, CryptoPrevent, SAS (on-demand scanner). 
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Re: Avast 12.2.2276 and Windows Defender (Windows 7)
« Reply #35 on: August 18, 2016, 04:54:49 PM »
You still need to execute it manually. Don't know if it will be in GUI. It isn't up to me.

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Re: Avast 12.2.2276 and Windows Defender (Windows 7)
« Reply #36 on: August 18, 2016, 04:58:38 PM »
Thanks again for the quick and simple response.
Lenovo T530 laptop, Intel Core i5-3320M @ 2.60 GHz, 8GB RAM, Windows 7 Pro SP1 (64-bit), avast! 17 Free, MBAM3 Pro, Windows Firewall, MVPS HOSTS file, OpenDNS Family Shield, Zemana AntiLogger Free, SpywareBlaster, IE11 & Firefox [both using WOT (IE set to WARN, FF set to BLOCK)], WinPatrol PLUS, uBlock Origin, MBAE, MCShield, CryptoPrevent, SAS (on-demand scanner). 
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Re: Avast 12.2.2276 and Windows Defender (Windows 7)
« Reply #37 on: August 19, 2016, 04:14:48 PM »
I just want to confirm one point with you:

the command prompt specifies adding your entry to
HKLM\Software\Avast Software\Avast\Wsc

but the registry entry is actually placed under
HKLM\Software\WOW6432Node\Avast Software\Avast\Wsc

Aside from this observation/question, everything seemed to work correctly.
« Last Edit: August 19, 2016, 04:18:34 PM by ky331 »
Lenovo T530 laptop, Intel Core i5-3320M @ 2.60 GHz, 8GB RAM, Windows 7 Pro SP1 (64-bit), avast! 17 Free, MBAM3 Pro, Windows Firewall, MVPS HOSTS file, OpenDNS Family Shield, Zemana AntiLogger Free, SpywareBlaster, IE11 & Firefox [both using WOT (IE set to WARN, FF set to BLOCK)], WinPatrol PLUS, uBlock Origin, MBAE, MCShield, CryptoPrevent, SAS (on-demand scanner). 
[I believe computer-users who sandbox (Sandboxie) are acting prudently.]

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Re: Avast 12.2.2276 and Windows Defender (Windows 7)
« Reply #38 on: August 19, 2016, 04:24:33 PM »
The command is right, Wow64Node will be added by parameter reg:32 only if needed.

As administrator run:
- reg add "HKLM\Software\Avast Software\Avast\Wsc" /v IReallyWantDefenderOnAndDecreasedPerformanceOnLegacySystems /t REG_DWORD /d 42 /reg:32 (Tells the avast not to modify defender status.)
- reg delete "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows Defender" /f (Deletes group policy register key which disables defender.)

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Re: Avast 12.2.2276 and Windows Defender (Windows 7)
« Reply #39 on: August 28, 2016, 08:21:45 AM »
came in my mail tonight from MS: Remember that question you asked on Microsoft Community a few days ago?
Title: Windows defender stopped yesterday on my Windows 7 (SP1) ?
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after reading all 3 pages I went into the registry, HK-local machine/software/policies/microsoft/windows defender.   Changed the 1 to a zero. No re-boot needed for me? and WD is working again.   Ran Trend Micro House Call, ESET, & MBAM.... all clean here.
 ??? :o   thx for the help -

PS: this is Jim R 12 - don't know how I got a new user name?
« Last Edit: August 28, 2016, 08:30:07 AM by Jimmy 676 »