Windows 10: I want to run Windows Defender anti-virus application independently

Discus and support I want to run Windows Defender anti-virus application independently in AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security to solve the problem; I have Malwarebytes as my virus protection software but I wanted to run a scan with Windows Defender independently.Do I have to stop/suspend... Discussion in 'AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security' started by Al_XB, Aug 1, 2021.

  1. Al_XB Win User

    I want to run Windows Defender anti-virus application independently


    I have Malwarebytes as my virus protection software but I wanted to run a scan with Windows Defender independently.Do I have to stop/suspend Malwarebytes in order to run Windows Defender?Why am I not able to run scans by two different anti-virus software programs independently?

    :)
     
    Al_XB, Aug 1, 2021
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  2. WojtasRed Win User

    Which anti-virus application u can suggest me?

    Which anti-virus application u can suggest me?
     
    WojtasRed, Aug 1, 2021
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  3. oemSoft Win User
    How to scan anti-virus with windows Defender?

    For windows 10, I would like to know on how to scan anti-virus with windows Defender, when I select a file and right click, there is no anti-virus for scanning for windows defender and how to make windows defender update automatically?

    Does anyone have any suggestions?

    Thanks in advance for any suggestions
     
    oemSoft, Aug 1, 2021
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  4. I want to run Windows Defender anti-virus application independently

    Windows Defender realtime scanning will not switch on - it detects another anti-virus product.

    Windows Defender realtime scanning will not switch on, and the message suggests there is another anti-virus product present but if there is it does show up in Window 10 UI.

    The long story is that I am troubleshooting a problem with application software. The manufacturer suggest removing Bitdefender because there product is incompatible. I thought I would give this a try, if only to element Bitdefender as a cause.

    Firstly, I upgraded from Bitdefender 2016 to 2017 to see if that made a difference. The application still failed so I decided to try removal.

    • I used the standard uninstall to remove Bitdefender 2017, rebooted but Windows Defender would not start realtime protection because another product was providing realtime protection
    • I download the uninstall application for Bitdefender 2017, ran it then rebooted but Windows Defender would not start realtime protection because another product was providing realtime protection
    • I checked the file system and all Bitdefender files have been deleted.
    • I check the registry and found a couple of references to Bitdefender Wallet, then deleted these.
    • I rebooted but Windows Defender would not start realtime protection because another product was providing realtime protection
    • I reran the uninstall application for Bitdefender 2017 then rebooted but Windows Defender would not start realtime protection because another product was providing realtime protection.
    I can find no traces of Bitdefender so I wonder why Windows Defender detects another anti-virus software. I've check other posts but couldn't find additional steps for uninstalling an anti-virus software. Any suggestions?

    Moved from Windows 10
     
    SystemOfTheWorld, Aug 1, 2021
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