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Post by arrnearrno on Tue 23 Sep 2014, 17:53

Windows Defender is turned off and it wont start it gives an error "the windows defender service on local computer started and then stopped some services stop automatically if they are not in use by other services or programmes"
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Re: VAIO LAPTOP. [SOLVED]

Post by SeoY on Tue 30 Sep 2014, 05:37

Hi arrnearrno! Smile

Sorry for the late reply. Do you happen to have another antivirus program installed? If you have one and it's running, it could be blocking Windows Defender and won't allow it to be enabled. You should check if you have another one and disable it, and uninstall it too if you don't want nor need it.

For the uninstallation, I recommend that you either use the Removal Tool specific for each antivirus, or use Your Uninstaller! Pro that you can get in our downloads server here:
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Re: VAIO LAPTOP. [SOLVED]

Post by The_gh0stm4n on Tue 30 Sep 2014, 19:46

@arrnearrno wrote:Windows Defender is turned off and it wont start it gives an error "the windows defender service on local computer started and then stopped some services stop automatically if they are not in use by other services or programmes"


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Yesm SeoY said the most important stuff already. But do you necessarily NEED this "Windows Defender" ? I never "un-installed" it, and had other stuff running alongside it.

For antivirus, I mostly used "Avast antivirus", due to its low need of system processing power (!) and its overall effectiveness. For Malware/Spyware, I used "Malwarebytes Anti-Malware" (available from G4TW, too) alongside "Spybot S & D" (the free version, google for it).
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Re: VAIO LAPTOP. [SOLVED]

Post by arrnearrno on Wed 01 Oct 2014, 10:44

is windows defender important?
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Re: VAIO LAPTOP. [SOLVED]

Post by SeoY on Wed 01 Oct 2014, 13:13

@arrnearrno wrote:is windows defender important?

Hi again. Smile

Depending on the version of Windows where you have it installed, Windows Defender can be an anti-malware (Windows 7 or before) or an antivirus (Windows 8 or 8.1).

It's just an alternative to the big list of programs that do the same thing. It would be from your part to choose if you want to use it (as it's built-in, or can be downloaded free), or use any other program out there. The programs Carlos mentioned are pretty good, it's up to you to decide whether to use Windows Defender or not. 

So no, it's not 'necessary' but it can be important if you don't have any other AV installed, which I assume you have because of the error you are getting.  Wink

Good luck!


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Post by The_gh0stm4n on Wed 01 Oct 2014, 20:08

@arrnearrno wrote:is windows defender important?


From my experience, I can say it's not that useful, when it comes to detecting security threats. It's in a way comparable to another Windows-embedded program called "Windows Media Player", in terms of usefulness. It may be not bad, but there are equally good or better third-party alternatives out there (VLC Media Player, WinAmp). Though that's not "security"-software, you get the analogy. 

Back to topic...if you have other "security"-software that do the job for you, you should be able to live without Windows Defender. Wink  Like the programs I mentioned in my last post.
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Re: VAIO LAPTOP. [SOLVED]

Post by arrnearrno on Fri 03 Oct 2014, 10:16

okay thankyou Very Happy
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Post by The_gh0stm4n on Fri 03 Oct 2014, 20:59

@arrnearrno wrote:okay thankyou Very Happy


Sure, no problem. I think I can close this now. Smile  If you have another problem, feel free to open a new thread. Have fun !
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Re: VAIO LAPTOP. [SOLVED]

Post by Adwomin on Sat 04 Oct 2014, 22:58

Hi there,

Just want to note that if installing an anti-virus software will interfere with any other Windows services (like Windows Firewall), your anti-virus will usually recommend you to turn off that specific Windows service. (Or do it for you automatically)
For example, if you install an anti-virus software that has a built-in firewall, it'll automatically disable Windows Firewall, and use the anti-virus' firewall instead.

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