1. Joined : Mar 2015
    Philadelphia
    Posts : 1,075
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       12 Aug 2016 #1

    Defender Icon Shows - Using Other AV


    So my problem is a little different than the others. I can't seem to get rid of my Windows Defender icon, despite the fact that I am not using it as my AV protection. I have the latest ESET Anti-Virus installed, which is listed on their websites as being compatible with the Anniversary Update. I don't have any entries for the icon in my Start Up list. However, the icon is still there. I can shut off Defender, but the icon remains. I don't want two active scanners running at the same time.

    Is there a way to shut down Defender for good, or somehow tell Windows 10 I have other AV installed...so stop assuming I don't?
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  2. Joined : Oct 2013
    Posts : 17,490
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 15014
       12 Aug 2016 #2

    Hey mate,

    Using OPTION TWO in the tutorial below to turn off Windows Defender should do the trick for you.

    Windows Defender - Turn On or Off in Windows 10
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  3. Joined : Mar 2015
    Philadelphia
    Posts : 1,075
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       12 Aug 2016 #3

    Will that stop the Message Center notifications that I don't have AV installed? The icon has disappeared after the 6th or 7th reboot, but I keep getting those Message Center warnings. My ESET is definitely running and updated, include program updates to the latest.
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  4. Joined : Oct 2013
    Posts : 17,490
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 15014
       12 Aug 2016 #4

    If not, then you could also turn that off in Control Panel (icons view) -> Security and Maintenance and expand open Maintenance to see the option to turn off these messages.
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  5. Joined : Mar 2015
    Philadelphia
    Posts : 1,075
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       12 Aug 2016 #5

    Great, thank you. I am thinking that ESET's software is compatible, but hasn't been updated for the Anniversary Update to be recognized as an AV program.
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  6. Joined : Oct 2013
    Posts : 17,490
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 15014
       12 Aug 2016 #6

    That could easily be the issue. Hopefully ESET will update soon to confirm.
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  7. Joined : Oct 2014
    Trnava
    Posts : 1,737
    Windows Home x64 (Home per choice)
       12 Aug 2016 #7

    DeaconFrost said: View Post
    Great, thank you. I am thinking that ESET's software is compatible, but hasn't been updated for the Anniversary Update to be recognized as an AV program.
    It is not a bug, it is a feature, provided by AU.

    Windows Anniversary Update: Changes to Windows Defender
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