Why can't I disable Windows Defender?

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  1. Posts : 5,025
    Windows 10/11 Pro x64, Various Linux Builds, Networking, Storage, Cybersecurity Specialty.

    Bree said:
    Post #1: "... I've been told that since I have Avast installed Defender is automatically disabled"
    Missed that. Avast should be cleanly uninstalled and reinstalled.

    Thanks, Bree.
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  2. Posts : 5,486
    Windows 11 Home

    Captain Calvin said:
    because Windows is deleting files in the same manner that Defender does,
    Maybe you are referring to smartscreen, it acts as AV by itself. If that is the case, you can disable it.

    Change Windows SmartScreen Settings in Windows 10
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