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Windows Defender is turned off & isn't monitoring my comp

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    Intel

    Windows Defender is turned off & isn't monitoring my comp


    How do I fix this issue? No matter where I try to access the Windows Defender to tun it on it won't allow me andj ust shows me this instead:


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    BSOD Kernel Dump Analyst
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    Windows 10 Pro


    Do you have any other antivirus program?
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    Intel


    yes, avast and malwarebytes
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    Covington, La
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    Windows 7 HP 64bit, Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64BIT


    Avast is taking Defenders place and turns it off.

    Jim
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    Posts : 112
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by nowwhat View Post
    yes, avast and malwarebytes
    Malwarebytes can run side by side but Avast must be turned off or uninstalled for Windows Defender to be enabled.
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    BSOD Kernel Dump Analyst
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    Windows 10 Pro


    Running 2 antivirus programs at the same time just gives you performance issues and other problems. Most likely they wouldn't work normal.

    To prevent this, Windows defender is automaticly disabled whenever another antivirus is installes.
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    Intel


    Thanks
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