Defender Icon Shows - Using Other AV


  1. Posts : 1,366
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       #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. Posts : 61,473
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
       #2

    Hey mate, :)

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

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/5...dows-10-a.html
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  3. Posts : 1,366
    Windows 10 Pro x64
    Thread Starter
       #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. Posts : 61,473
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
       #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. Posts : 1,366
    Windows 10 Pro x64
    Thread Starter
       #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. Posts : 61,473
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
       #6

    That could easily be the issue. Hopefully ESET will update soon to confirm.
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  7. Posts : 5,171
    Windows 11 Home
       #7

    DeaconFrost said:
    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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