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Hi, I want run Immunet without Windows Defender is disabled.

There is a way to do that? As antivirus i use Windows Defender. Thank you!

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Hi Mark,

If you're using an older Operating System other than Windows 10 then Defender will automatically disable itself if you install another anti-virus. I don't know of a solution to keep Defender enabled if that's the case.

Don't forget that Immunet is designed to be a companion AV to most major player's AV products. So that does give you alternative options besides using Defender. With my copy of Immunet I run it alongside of Panda Dome Pro as an example.

If you decide to go with another AV product & Immunet It's best if you create exclusion, exception, allow rules for "both" AV's "Program Files" folders! This can go a long way in preventing possible present/future conflicts.

Cheers, Ritchie...

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Sorry but on the latest Windows 10 version if i install Immunet the only active antivirus is Immunet and Windows Defender Antivirus disabled.

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I was partly correct, sorry about the confusion. Some older builds of Win 10 does allow you to run both AV's! 

In Windows 10, version 1703 and later, the Windows Defender app is part of the Windows Security Center.

Settings that were previously part of the Windows Defender client and main Windows Settings have been combined and moved to the new app, which is installed by default as part of Windows 10, version 1703 and newer builds.

Once Defender was integrated into Windows Security Center it will be disabled if another AV is installed.

For more info regarding this integration here is a Microsoft knowledge base article. https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/security/threat-protection/windows-defender-antivirus/windows-defender-security-center-antivirus

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I think I made a suggestion recently on these forums to provide an option for this in some future version of Immunet. The best solution, would be to copy what MalwareBytes do: They have an option in the settings, "Register with Windows Security Center". That way, someone using it as their only protection can set "yes", and someone wanting to use it as a companion to Windows Defender can set "no". When MBAM is not registered with the Security Center, Windows Defender stays on. At the moment, Immunet does not provide this option, so unless you start delving into registry and other settings, it will always turn Windows Defender off.

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In Windows 10 it is a little bit tough to disable windows defender. Go to Windows security settings then try to do it if you are using any other antivirus. Otherwise it won't be disabled. I used avast antivirus. Then Windows defender was disabled. after few days Windows defender was enabled automatically and I couldn't disable it. Then I found that my avast shield won't turn on anymore. I fixed that problem then. 

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Hi jessica616 & welcome to the Immunet forum,

Personally speaking Defender would be one of the last AV solutions I would choose to include in my layered anti-malware configuration.

Avast! & Immunet does make a great combo! Just remember to add a custom exclusion/exception/allow rule for Immunet's "entire Program Files folder" with Avast!. That can go a long way in avoiding any possible present or future conflicts.

Avast!'s Program Files folder is already excluded by default with Immunet!

Best wishes, Ritchie...

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