Cannot manage Startup Programs if Defender is turned off !?


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Brian P Fielding

Good old Symantec Antivirus, when installing, turns Windows Defender off.
This happens with RC1 build 5728 for both x64 and x86. Don't know what
happens on previous builds.

If Windows Defender is turned off, it is not possible to manage startup
programs through Control Panel - Performance Information and Tools - Manage
Startup Programs. It warns you that Windows Defender is turned off and
you can only close the window.

Apart from turning Defender on is there an alternative way to manage Startup
programs or is this a feature of Vista or a bug ?

Thanks
Brian
 
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Rock

Good old Symantec Antivirus, when installing, turns Windows Defender off.
This happens with RC1 build 5728 for both x64 and x86. Don't know what
happens on previous builds.

If Windows Defender is turned off, it is not possible to manage startup
programs through Control Panel - Performance Information and Tools -
Manage Startup Programs. It warns you that Windows Defender is turned
off and you can only close the window.

Apart from turning Defender on is there an alternative way to manage
Startup programs or is this a feature of Vista or a bug ?

Same as in XP, msconfig.
 
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Brian P Fielding

Yes; I'd forgotten - it works fine.

Now we need to find out whether its a feature or a bug to block "Manage
Startup Programs" when Defender is turned off.

Thanks
Brian
 
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Rock

Yes; I'd forgotten - it works fine.

Now we need to find out whether its a feature or a bug to block "Manage
Startup Programs" when Defender is turned off.

Thanks
Brian


You're welcome. I would think it's by design since the Manage Startup
Programs link opens Defender, and this feature was introduced with Defender
starting with the XP version, so it's not a separate module. Just another
reason not to use Symantec AV.
 
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Brian P Fielding

Unfortunately I have to use it for the foreseeable future.

Is Symantec AV the only one that turns off defender ?

Brian
 
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Rock

Unfortunately I have to use it for the foreseeable future.

Is Symantec AV the only one that turns off defender ?

Brian


Rock said:
You're welcome. I would think it's by design since the Manage Startup
Programs link opens Defender, and this feature was introduced with
Defender starting with the XP version, so it's not a separate module.
Just another reason not to use Symantec AV.


I do know neither AVG or Avast turn it off. Not sure about any others. I
believe Spybot S&D 1.4 and Adaware SE personal 1.06 work in Vista. Haven't
installed them yet, though.
 

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