windows defender turned off upon boot up in xp cpu


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Silverfox

I was wondering if anyone knew why everytime I start up the xp computer,
windows defender is turned off. I have to click on a window to restart the
program. If users don't realize it is off, then no protection with WD. I
have AVG, adaware by Lavasoft, spywareblaster, Spybot search and destroy, and
Superantispyware Free Edition installed plus Windows Defender. Thanks for
any insight.
 
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Ǝиçεl

Many recent anti-virus programs include anti-spyware coverage, and thus (at
Microsoft's recommendation) disable Windows Defender.

AVG is one vendor which has done this in a recent release.

During the installation of AVG 9.0 products, the Microsoft Windows Defender
application will be automatically turned off.

Windows Defender is not removed from the computer, only disabled

Please note that this is important to prevent conflicts between AVG and
Windows Defender. As they are both security applications, they will try to
check files you are working with. Since they will do that at the same time,
conflicts may arise. These can cause freezing, crashes or slowdown of
computer. It is generally not recommend to use more than one security (real
time protection) product on one computer.



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Silverfox

I have AVG 9 and before recently, there have been no problems with all
security programs loading ok. The most recently added program was
Superantispyware FE, but, correct me if I am wrong, I thought you could have
as many antispyware/malware programs as you want, but you only should have
one antivirus program. Shouldn't by now microsoft or AVG write compatible
codes? thanks
 
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Ǝиçεl

Hi Silverfox,

Having two active (real time) firewalls running simultaneously can cause
conflicts with one another.

Having two active (real time) virus scanners running simultaneously can
cause conflicts with one another.

Having two active (real time) anti-spyware running simultaneously can cause
conflicts with one another.

(For use on a temporary basis, aka On Demand)
Actually, one can use more than one security product on the same
computer BUT only ♥one♥ of should be actively monitoring the system
(aka RealTime Protection).

The rule of thumb is that you can use several anti-spyware applications but
never more than one anti-virus, real-time virus protector, firewall, pop-up
blocker or anti-phishing filter.


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Shouldn't by now microsoft or AVG write compatible
codes? thanks

That is a good question. But these are peer to peer newsgroups.

Answers generally come from people like you, myself and others.

Microsoft sometimes posts here, but they do so on their own time
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Bill Sanderson

But that is what they have done. AVG has incorporated antispyware, and
Microsoft's recommendation is that in that situation they turn off Windows
Defender, and they do.
 
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Noell Masters

These posts were very helpful no doubt, but I was wondering if this situation
applies to running Essentials and Defender at the same time as well???
There are no other anti-spyware, virus, etc softwares being run other than
the above two.
Thanks
 
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1PW

Noell Masters said:
These posts were very helpful no doubt, but I was wondering if this situation
applies to running Essentials and Defender at the same time as well???
There are no other anti-spyware, virus, etc softwares being run other than
the above two.
Thanks

Hello Noell:

Indeed. This is the case if you have a Windows XP system where Windows
Defender (WD) was previously installed and you've now installed Microsoft
Security Essentials (MSE). MSE should have uninstalled WD by design as many
of the WD functions are written into MSE.

<http://social.answers.microsoft.com...t/thread/5309cb8d-02e1-40e8-974f-0dcedb9ab9fd>

HTH
 

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