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?