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Offline naren17

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How to disable Windows Defender ?
« on: August 23, 2011, 07:47:04 PM »
Installed Avast on Win 7 64 Bits. How do I disable Windows Defender? If I click on tools nothing happens.

Installation file of Avast is same for 32/64 Bits, right?

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Re: How to disable Windows Defender ?
« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2011, 07:52:38 PM »
How do I disable Windows Defender? If I click on tools nothing happens.

Please read this: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-IN/windows-vista/Turn-Windows-Defender-on-or-off

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Installation file of Avast is same for 32/64 Bits, right?

Yes.

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Re: How to disable Windows Defender ?
« Reply #2 on: August 23, 2011, 08:27:21 PM »
Personally I would not disable it.

I don't know how much memory you have on your computer or what the CPU rating is however in any case I would not disable Windows Defender.

If you really don't want it to use up CPU processing I would just turn off the real time feature.

Go to the Window Ball -  Type in Defender - Click on Windows Defender - Tools - Options - Reat Time Protection and un-check any of the three selections you want to.

The reason is I would not turn WD completely off, is because it is not necessary and since it is an integral part of Windows Security.  By leaving Windows Defender on but turning off the "real time protection" you will still get their "definition" updates and can run a scheduled scans.  Running a WD Quick Scan one a week can not hurt anything and runs fairly quickly.

My guess is that you will disable it anyway.

Good luck :)
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Re: How to disable Windows Defender ?
« Reply #3 on: August 23, 2011, 09:00:51 PM »
Installed Avast on Win 7 64 Bits. How do I disable Windows Defender?

I can fully support "Nesivos" statements:

"Windows Defender" does not eat up any big amount of resources.
You don't have to feed it or care about it and it's living in perfect harmony with "avast!".
Same goes for "Windows Firewall" when you have "avast! Free" or "Pro" installed.

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Re: How to disable Windows Defender ?
« Reply #4 on: August 23, 2011, 09:22:07 PM »
Defender is a complete waste of time imo, slow to scan and the windows updates everyday are very annoying including the restore point it makes every update, its detections are far surpassed by avast in everyway.
naren17 the best way to shut off defender completly is to type "services" in the run bar and scroll down the list to windows defender, double click on it and choose to disable  :)

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Re: How to disable Windows Defender ?
« Reply #5 on: August 23, 2011, 10:06:26 PM »
After sometime clicking on windows defender - tools worked. I disabled it through administrator - unchecked the option use this service.

I dont need windows defender so disabled it.

Thanxx for your help & time.

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Re: How to disable Windows Defender ?
« Reply #6 on: August 23, 2011, 10:07:58 PM »
You don’t need to use windows defender to scan, naren17 ---malewarebytes is a good free program I would certainly have, it’s not real time. But a good scanner for back up.
I have had windows defender running for years because it’s real time.
I don’t see any  problem having it.
Some can say windows firewall is a waste of time.



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Re: How to disable Windows Defender ?
« Reply #7 on: August 24, 2011, 12:52:57 AM »
Defender is a complete waste of time imo, slow to scan and the windows updates everyday are very annoying including the restore point it makes every update, its detections are far surpassed by avast in everyway.
naren17 the best way to shut off defender completly is to type "services" in the run bar and scroll down the list to windows defender, double click on it and choose to disable  :)
You do not know how to use Windows Defender! ;)

I agree with Nesivos.
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Re: How to disable Windows Defender ?
« Reply #8 on: August 24, 2011, 01:22:13 AM »
Windows Defender eats over 60mg of RAM on my W7 x64 Home Premium machine.......Hardly light on resources. Why in the Heck would anyone want to use WD when they could use MBAM and HMP?????

Disable that turd and never look back.
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Re: How to disable Windows Defender ?
« Reply #9 on: August 24, 2011, 05:42:01 AM »
Defender is a complete waste of time imo, slow to scan and the windows updates everyday are very annoying including the restore point it makes every update, its detections are far surpassed by avast in everyway.
naren17 the best way to shut off defender completly is to type "services" in the run bar and scroll down the list to windows defender, double click on it and choose to disable  :)

+1 ;) a friend of mind told me it a real pain in the backside.
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Re: How to disable Windows Defender ?
« Reply #10 on: August 24, 2011, 05:50:35 AM »
Defender is a complete waste of time imo, slow to scan and the windows updates everyday are very annoying including the restore point it makes every update, its detections are far surpassed by avast in everyway.
naren17 the best way to shut off defender completly is to type "services" in the run bar and scroll down the list to windows defender, double click on it and choose to disable  :)
You do not know how to use Windows Defender! ;)

I agree with Nesivos.
What a stupid answer Ken! of course i know how to use defender, i just choose not to because its rubbish.

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Re: How to disable Windows Defender ?
« Reply #11 on: August 24, 2011, 08:21:05 PM »
I dont think it can give me any extra protection than Avast.

And yes malwarebytes free & hitman is there for manual scanning.

But I wish there was a portable version of malwarebytes.

Thanxx
Naren