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Old 01-30-2014, 10:23 AM
 
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If you please, would someone:

(1) Tell me the simplest way to disable Windows Defender

(2) tell me what real problems - problems that can cause computer troubles - Windows Defender can create. I know it plays games with ESET but I do not know if that causes real problems. The only other real problem I have found (in a discussion online) is how it reacts to some games.

Thank you for both, especially for #1. #2 is to educate me.
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Old 01-30-2014, 10:27 AM
 
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Fastest way is to visit porn sites. Many of them have utilites that will disable your firewall settings and often permeanantly disable Defender for you.
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Old 01-30-2014, 12:15 PM
 
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Turn Windows Defender on or off - Microsoft Windows Help

AFAIK it causes no issues, it's not an antivirus app, no reason it would interfere with ESET.
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Old 01-30-2014, 04:10 PM
 
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Turn Windows Defender on or off - Microsoft Windows Help

AFAIK it causes no issues, it's not an antivirus app, no reason it would interfere with ESET.
Thank you. You are no doubt right. I am totally confused with so many hating it and yet there it is..
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Old 01-30-2014, 05:10 PM
 
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Well you have to take into account which version of Windows people are talking about when referencing it. In Windows 8, Windows Defender is actually Microsoft Security Essentials antivirus, in Windows 7 and below it's more of a basic monitor.

Confused yet?
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Old 01-30-2014, 05:16 PM
 
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Well you have to take into account which version of Windows people are talking about when referencing it. In Windows 8, Windows Defender is actually Microsoft Security Essentials antivirus, in Windows 7 and below it's more of a basic monitor.

Confused yet?
I stay confused around electronics. Ask me about Pern.
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Old 01-30-2014, 05:30 PM
 
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We have it disabled on ALL our images because it did seriously impact the overall performance of the machines. This is, from our experiences, mainly due to the fact that it didn't seem to play well running on the same system as SEP.

If you didn't notice anything on your home PC and feel safer running it, then leave it alone.
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Old 01-30-2014, 05:54 PM
 
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We have it disabled on ALL our images because it did seriously impact the overall performance of the machines. This is, from our experiences, mainly due to the fact that it didn't seem to play well running on the same system as SEP.

If you didn't notice anything on your home PC and feel safer running it, then leave it alone.
SEP? Nevermind. I probably don't need to know. Someone told me Windows 7 would not work properly without it and that was why it could not be removed and should not be disabled. I didn't understand how so many could be disabling it and doing just fine - because I didn't realize you all were talking about Windows 8.

Life goes on. I think maybe I should top thinking about thinking.
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Old 01-30-2014, 05:57 PM
 
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It can be disabled without issue, otherwise they wouldn't have an option to turn it off.
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Old 01-30-2014, 06:05 PM
 
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It can be disabled without issue, otherwise they wouldn't have an option to turn it off.
Makes sense to me --------- when someone sensible says it.

Nos Dawch - Good Night
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