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    Avast, AVG, AVira, etc. often shuts down Windows Defender

    Avast, AVG, AVira, etc. often shuts down Windows Defender. In another thread, it was mentioned that maybe Avast shut down Windows Defender. My experience has been: WD shut down by other nonMicrosoft antiviri products. I have been able to turn on WD, and for the most part, WD stays on [I use it for 2nd opinion scheduled scans]. It's off, turn back on, it's off, turn back on, oh well, it's a minor problem. I'm using Windows 7 Pro.
    Now, in Windows 8. MSE has become WD, and if Windows detects any nonMicrosoft antiviri, it will shut off and keep shut off WD; samo samo about W8 Firewall [any nonMicrosoft firewall dectected...etc etc etc].
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    AFAIK if you install any third-party AV program (AVG, Avast, Avira, etc) they will turn off WD.

    Not necessary to have WD and third-party AV both running, in fact will cause conflicts and system slow-down.
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    MSE even causes Windows Defender to be turned off (W7).
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    KB3004394 on December 9 has been reported to disable Windows Defender on Windows 7 (and the fix is KB3024777):

    New Windows 7 Patch Is Effectively Malware, Disables Graphics Driver Updates And Windows Defender

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    Turning off Windows Defender and the Windows Firewall is by design. When you install a third party product that properly registers with Windows to perform A/V functions Windows Defender is turned off. Pretty much the same with Windows Firewall with one small difference. Windows Firewall is enabled early in the boot process to protect your PC until your third party firewall initializes and notifies Windows it is ready to take over. Then Windows Firewall is disabled.

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    For me, either Avast or Avira runs "hot," with antiviri monitoring & protecting & quarantining, but not both. Several malware fighters, only a couple "hot," the remaining not "hot," all of these run scheduled scans. In exchange for reasonable security, I give up some speed.
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