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  1.    29 Sep 2015 #40
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    cardnut,

    I installed the free IOBit Malware Fighter as a test, and it didn't disable my Windows Defender.

    Did you have any malware or virus that may have disabled Windows Defender?

    Please post a screenshot showing any message you may get when you try to open Windows Defender to see if it may reveal what may be wrong.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/1...en-forums.html
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  2.    29 Sep 2015 #41
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    Hazelwood, MO
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    Windows 10

    Windows Defender - Turn On or Off in Windows 10


    Here is the screen shot of what I get when I open WD and what the Security and Maintenance in Control Panel says. Thanks for the assist.

    Trying to open Windows Defender.doc
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  3.    29 Sep 2015 #42
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    Your screenshot shows that you have Advanced SystemCare Ultimate installed as you current virus protection that will have Windows Defender turned off while installed.
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  4.    29 Sep 2015 #43
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    Hazelwood, MO
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    Windows 10

    I remember when I first installed Windows 10 that I would get a message saying that WD was not turned on, and it showed IOBit Malware fighter and WD on the list. It was funny cause it showed both were turned off. So if I uninstall Advanced System Care, it should allow me to turn WD on?
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  5.    29 Sep 2015 #44
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    If you wanted to uninstall that program, and if it uninstalls properly, WD should be able to be turned back on afterwards.
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  6.    29 Sep 2015 #45
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    Hazelwood, MO
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    Once I uninstalled ASC, WD opened right away. Thanks for the help.
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  7.    29 Sep 2015 #46
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    Great news. I'm glad I could help.
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  8.    29 Sep 2015 #47
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    Most AV 's will disable WD, Avast AIS did. It also disabled the Windows Firewall as one does not need two AV programs running at the same time and or firewalls. Most say that this is not good. I have zero trust in WD, to me it is akin to the fox guarding the hen house.
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  9.    29 Sep 2015 #48
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    Upstate NY, USA
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    Windows 10 Home 64 bit

    In the latest testing by AV-Test, Windows Defender did much better. It even beat or was equal to several third party AV's. Equal to Ahn labs and Comodo and better than something called Quick heal. It almost equaled ESET as well. It also got a AA rating from Dennis technology Labs for the first time.

    http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2492125,00.asp
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  10.    03 Oct 2015 #49
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    NOTE: Not Configured is the default setting.
    Is this content automatically generated?
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