ESET NOD32 Antivirus 6 + Windows Defender in Windows 8

Discussion in 'Application Software' started by dabits, Feb 3, 2013.

  1. dabits

    dabits Guest

    I'm using Windows 8 in a VM, and installed the latest ESET NOD32 Antivirus 6, licensed version.
    I disabled Windows Defender during the installation, just to be safe.
    The installation was finished, and the Antivirus is working as expected.
    Now I tried to re-enable Windows Defender, but there is no option like there is in Windows 7 where I'm using ESET NOD32 Antivirus 5
    In Action Center I see that ESET is handling Spyware now.
    In Task Manager I cannot restart the WinDefend service.
    Google leads me to believe it's supposed to be like this, never run 2 AV/A-Spyware programs.

    What I am wondering now is ... if I had not disabled Windows Defender, would it have been disabled automatically?
     
  2. SOCRATE_MMXII

    SOCRATE_MMXII MDL Expert

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    No, it wouldn't have disable automatically. ;)
     
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  3. ian82

    ian82 MDL Expert

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    you never EVER want to use that crappy Windows Defender!!!! It's a joke man that's the first thing I disable when I install Windows

    NOD32 is very good and just to be on the safe side I usually Install MBAM (Malwarebytes Anti-Malware) and SAS (SUPERAntiSpyware) the free editions just for manual scans

    I use MBAM as a second opinion to my AV and SAS for removing those harmful / tracking cookies which get accumulated overtime when you surf the net
     
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  4. Tito

    Tito Super Mod / Adviser
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    Basically, when you install any 3rd party AV or security product, Windows Defender turns itself off automatically.
     
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  5. dabits

    dabits Guest

    Thanks to all for replying :smile3:

    Sounds logical, maybe I will revert the VM to a previous state to know for sure.
    But why can I re-enable it in Windows 7 with ESET 5, and not in Windows 8 with ESET 6 :g:
    Is it the OS or the AV version that makes the difference?
     
  6. Tito

    Tito Super Mod / Adviser
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    Under Windows 7, Defender acts only as an anti-malware product. But under 8, it acts as a fully featured av+anti-malware. As is not recommended to run two av's simultaneously, Windows doesn't allow you to do so.
     
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  7. dabits

    dabits Guest

    Thanks again, that makes sense :biggrin: