Windows 10: Windows Defender Antivirus Service disabled by Steam

Discus and support Windows Defender Antivirus Service disabled by Steam in AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security to solve the problem; Hello, Facing the following issue: When starting PC -> Defender is up and running; When starting Steam App-> Defender is up and running; When... Discussion in 'AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security' started by LightUpDiFire, Mar 30, 2021.

  1. Windows Defender Antivirus Service disabled by Steam


    Hello,


    Facing the following issue:

    When starting PC -> Defender is up and running;

    When starting Steam App-> Defender is up and running;

    When starting game via Steam -> Defender become disabled service stopped: WinDefend "Microsoft Defender Antivirus Service";

    If try to start Defender service while Game or Steam running after Defender was disabled, it is not possible to do so.

    PC is clean installed, tested with Azure AD Join + Intune Baseline or as Personal PC only.

    Tested also by applying Group Policy to disallow disabling Defender, still no luck, Defender disabled.


    Does anyone else experience the same behavior that Defender AV becomes disabled after running the game via Steam?

    I don't want that Defender AV becomes disabled, I want to stay protected!

    :)
     
    LightUpDiFire, Mar 30, 2021
    #1
  2. Brink Win User

    How to stop “windows defender antivirus service”?

    Hello, *Smile

    If you are wanting to turn off Windows Defender Antivirus, then you could use an option in the updated tutorial below. Be sure to turn off Tamper Protection first in step 1.

    Turn On or Off Windows Defender Antivirus in Windows 10
     
    Brink, Mar 30, 2021
    #2
  3. How to permanently disable “windows defender antivirus service”?

    Windows 10.0.18362.778: How to permanently disable “windows defender antivirus service”?


    I couldn’t figure out How to permanently disable “windows defender antivirus service”



    Windows Defender Antivirus Service disabled by Steam [​IMG]
     
    jamal numan, Mar 30, 2021
    #3
  4. Windows Defender Antivirus Service disabled by Steam

    Windows Defender disables itself

    Hi,

    Thank you for contacting Microsoft Community.

    I understand that you are facing the issue on Windows defender.

    I will certainly help you with this.

    I would like to inform you that if you have other antivirus on your computer, so Windows defender automatically

    disable itself.

    If you don’t have any other antivirus on computer then I would suggest you to check the services for Windows defender:

    Steps:


    • Close all application and program and reboot the computer.

    • Press Windows key+R.

    • Type services.msc and press enter.

    • From the list, you will see two services for Windows defender.

    • Right click on both the services one at a time.

    • Click on properties.

    • Under general tab, select automatic from startup type.

    • Click on start and then click on apply and then ok.

    • Reboot the computer and check if it helps.

    I hope this helps. Please post back with the status of the issue and we will be glad to assist you further.
     
    Shubham Chaubey, Mar 30, 2021
    #4
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