Windows 10: windows defender anti virus program

Discus and support windows defender anti virus program in AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security to solve the problem; options are all greyed out, real time protection cannot be turned on how do i fix this... Discussion in 'AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security' started by ClairDavis, Apr 30, 2020.

  1. windows defender anti virus program


    options are all greyed out, real time protection cannot be turned on how do i fix this

    :)
     
    ClairDavis, Apr 30, 2020
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  2. Smeed Win User

    Are Bit defender FREE anti-virus and Windows Defender compatible?

    Please do understand that Windows Defender on Windows 7 is NOT an Anti-Virus program.



    Windows Defender on Windows 7 provides spyware protection only.



    That means that you do have to install an Anti-Virus program.



    It's up to you which one you want to install. Bitdefender Antivirus Free is not a bad choice IMO.



    Most Anti-Virus programs automatically disable Windows Defender. If not, it's best that you disable Windows Defender yourself.







    The only thing which you have to keep in mind is not to install/run more than 1 Anti-Virus program at the same time.



    In case your computer came with a pre-installed Anti-Virus program and/or if you have another Anti-Virus program installed right now: Make sure to uninstall it (use also its specific appropriate uninstall tool from this

    List of anti-malware product removal tools
    ) before installing Bitdefender Antivirus Free.







    In addition I suggest that you click on your blue profile name (LLLKKK) which brings you to your profile page.



    There you will find all the threads with similar topics which you've asked before.



    I suggest to read through them again because they contain further good information and many helpful links.







    I hope this helps to clarify things for you.
     
    Smeed, Apr 30, 2020
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  3. Is Windows Defender the only anti virus program I need?

    Clarification, please.

    Note that this is a Win10-specific thread.

    Are you suggesting that Defender in Win10 (and Win8) does not include an anti-virus component or are you suggesting that Defender in Win10 (and Win8) does not provide sufficient (adequate; comprehensive) protection?
     
    PA Bear - MS MVP, Apr 30, 2020
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  4. windows defender anti virus program

    Can't activate Windows Defender. Message that there is an anti-virus program installed.

    I've tried to activate Windows Defender real-time protection but I get a message that I already have an anti-virus program installed. I've gone to the Apps and Features option to verify that I have an anti-virus program installed and can't find an program
    in the list. I did have Norton Anti-virus installed on this machine before I upgraded to Windows 10. Is it possible the program uninstall was incomplete and let some remnant that the system is seeing and thinks it is still installed?

    Moved from Windows 10

    Original title: Window 10 and Anti-virus
     
    Once A Kahok, Apr 30, 2020
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