Windows 10: Turn On or Off Windows Defender in Windows 10  

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  1.    08 Dec 2016 #100

    I made the registry change on two machines (build 14986) and Windows Defender still will not turn on, saying that another program (Bitdefender?) is handling it. But I uninstalled Bitdefender using Revo Uninstaller pro, so it is NOT there anymore. How do I get WD to start? Is there a registry key that tells WD that there is another product doing the AV?
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  2. Posts : 22,266
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       08 Dec 2016 #101

    Hello Jarome,

    It sounds like Bitdefender may not have been completely uninstalled. You might see if this below may help.

    Uninstall Bitdefender
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  3.    08 Dec 2016 #102

    I have tried all the suggestions, but to no avail. I had Bitdefender installed, but removed it using Revo Uninstaller Pro. And have rebooted many times. In build 14986, Windows Defender turns on for about 10 seconds, but then turns off, saying that antivirus is handled by another product.Click image for larger version. 

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    This happens on 3 different machines!
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  4.    08 Dec 2016 #103

    hi
    thanks a lot for the tutorial
    but how i know if it's enabled outside the system tray icon?
    i have not the icon , and the service seems and the service is set to manual
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       08 Dec 2016 #104

    Hello drugo,

    You could open Windows Defender to see.
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       08 Dec 2016 #105

    Jarome,

    Did you already try what I posted above for uninstalling Bitdefender?
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  7.    23 Dec 2016 #106

    Thnx alot for this post......I tried many things to on my windows defender but nothing worked.Thnx to you my wndows defender is working again...Thnk u so much...........( :
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       23 Dec 2016 #107

    I'm glad it could help Sthitaprajna, and welcome to Ten Forums.
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  9.    15 Apr 2017 #108

    If you are updating to Windows 10 Creator edition ensure that you re-enable defender complete the update then disable again. The Defender environment is a little more complete with this update.
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  10.    16 Apr 2017 #109

    I have just updated to W10 Creator release and found that if you have disabled Defender via this method you will need to reenable so that the update completes successfully and then re-disable Defender if that is your preference via the same method.
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