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Windows Defender turns off

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Jan, Jan 17, 2010.

  1. Jan

    Jan Flightless Bird

    I have Windows XP Home SP3 with Windows Defender definition 1.71.2204.0
    dated 14/01/10. I also have AVG, Spybot and AdAware. I have used these for a
    couple of years without problems.
    About 2 weeks ago I noticed that when switching on my computer in the
    morning Windows Defender has somehow been turned off and I have to turn it
    back on again each morning. I have never had to do this before. What could
    have happened and how can I rectify this problem?
     
  2. Bruce Hagen

    Bruce Hagen Flightless Bird

    Probably the best answer will await you here.

    Microsoft Security Newsgroup:
    news://msnews.microsoft.com/microsoft.public.security
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    Bruce Hagen
    MS-MVP [Mail]
    Imperial Beach, CA


    "Jan" <Jan@Jan.com> wrote in message
    news:-OWRmNX%23lKHA.1824@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    >I have Windows XP Home SP3 with Windows Defender definition 1.71.2204.0
    >dated 14/01/10. I also have AVG, Spybot and AdAware. I have used these
    >for a couple of years without problems.
    > About 2 weeks ago I noticed that when switching on my computer in the
    > morning Windows Defender has somehow been turned off and I have to turn
    > it back on again each morning. I have never had to do this before. What
    > could have happened and how can I rectify this problem?
    >
     
  3. Richard in AZ

    Richard in AZ Flightless Bird

    AVG 9 automatically turns off Windows Defender.
    AVG feels Windows Defender is redundant to their antispyware features.

    "Jan" <Jan@Jan.com> wrote in message news:-OWRmNX%23lKHA.1824@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    >I have Windows XP Home SP3 with Windows Defender definition 1.71.2204.0 dated 14/01/10. I also have
    >AVG, Spybot and AdAware. I have used these for a couple of years without problems.
    > About 2 weeks ago I noticed that when switching on my computer in the morning Windows Defender
    > has somehow been turned off and I have to turn it back on again each morning. I have never had to
    > do this before. What could have happened and how can I rectify this problem?
    >
     
  4. PA Bear [MS MVP]

    PA Bear [MS MVP] Flightless Bird

    Post here instead, it's AVG's doing: http://forums.avg.com/

    Jan wrote:
    > I have Windows XP Home SP3 with Windows Defender definition 1.71.2204.0
    > dated 14/01/10. I also have AVG, Spybot and AdAware. I have used these for
    > a
    > couple of years without problems.
    > About 2 weeks ago I noticed that when switching on my computer in the
    > morning Windows Defender has somehow been turned off and I have to turn
    > it
    > back on again each morning. I have never had to do this before. What could
    > have happened and how can I rectify this problem?
     

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