WDA is actively functioning

  1. Posts : 78
    Win 10 Pro 64-bit

    WDA is actively functioning --- Why?

    I have recently begun better acquainting myself with Windows Defender Antivirus (WDA), a component that I've generally ignored because I've had Norton Security installed, and it had long been my understanding that any Windows AV component stepped aside when it detected the presence of a third-party AV program. But now, it seems that that is *not* the case.

    Specifically, I now [email protected] Security>Virus & threat protection---that WDA is not only "on" but is updating itself, is able to run scans, and has, among other things, a real-time protection function that is turned on by default. Huh?

    I gather from some things I've read that Windows Security monitors certain security functions and is designed to take some sort of action (don't remember the details) if installed third-party security apps are not functioning properly or are uninstalled. However, in my case, WDA is actively functioning---don't know what the real-time protection feature is doing, though as I said, it is "on", by default---despite Norton Security being installed and functioning properly.

    Would someone please shed some light on this? Thank you!

    Last edited by devnull; 4 Weeks Ago at 19:17.
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  2. Jacee's Avatar
    Posts : 41

    You can stop it from running in services. Right click on the program, choose properties, click on the start up type and choose manual or stop. Apply and ok your way out.

    You may also want to check if its in your start up list.... type msconfig in the search box.
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  3. Posts : 78
    Win 10 Pro 64-bit
    Thread Starter

    Thank you, but what I was getting at was, *why* is WDA actively functioning when I have Norton security installed?
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