windows defender

Discussion in 'Prevx Releases' started by webbit, Feb 12, 2014.

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  1. webbit

    webbit Registered Member

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    on my pc windows defender is turned off and wont restart is this because i have webroot installed, have tried to start it but it just switches off again
     
  2. PrevxHelp

    PrevxHelp Former Prevx Moderator

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    Windows 8 detects other AVs in the Action Center and blocks Defender from becoming active.

    You can create a value of type DWORD named HideActionCenter (under HKLM\Software\WRData\ on 32bit or HKLM\Software\Wow6432Node\WRData\) set to '1' and reboot and it will prevent Webroot from adding into the Action Center to allow Defender to stay active.

    Hope that helps!
     
  3. webbit

    webbit Registered Member

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    thanks for that just wondered why as it never did on windows 7
     
  4. Triple Helix

    Triple Helix Webroot Product Advisor

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    Windows Defender on Win 8 & 8.1 is a full Anti-malware and on Win 7 is only an Anti-Spyware.

    TH
     
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