how do I stop Windows defender working

  Migwell 00:56 01 Mar 2015

I am using Windows 7 and I use Avast security programm I am told that Windows Defender is still working an will interfere with Avast. So the question is how do I stop Windowd Defender working so Avast can do its job properly?

  awest3 17:04 06 Mar 2015

I understood that loading a different security program in W 8.1 would automatically turn off Defender. It certainly did on my system. It also attempts to turn defender on if you remove a security program.

  john bunyan 20:04 06 Mar 2015

Yes - I have just installed w8.1 on a netbook and when I loaded (free) Avast, it turned Defender off (not uninstalled though). On W7 you turn it off manually.

  Migwell 19:38 08 Mar 2015

Thanks for that. I have followed the method given, and my computer seems to be running a lot better thN it was before, thank goodness.

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