Windows Defender opens on boot


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WD = Windows Defender

I have a stand alone PC Win7 64 bit
- no internet connection (and never will be)
- Although I have installed (suspended) Bitdefender -- to be uninstalled.

WD opens with every boot.

Control Panel > Administrative Tools > Services (Local)
Windows Defender:-
Status:= <no setting>
Startup Type:= Automatic

Control Panel > Windows Defender
Options

Automatic Scanning
[ ] Automatically scan my computer <<< UNCHECKED
[ ] Check for updated definitions before scanning <<< UNCHECKED
[ ] Run scan only when system idle <<< UNCHECKED

Default Actions
[ ] Apply recommended actions <<< UNCHECKED

Real time protection
[ ] Use real time protection <<< UNCHECKED
Excluded files and folders

C:\ (SSD drive) <<< in an attempt to stop WD nag screen
D:\ (int HD) <<< in an attempt to stop WD nag screen

Advanced
[x] SCan archive files
[x] Use heristics
[x] Create restore point

Administration
[ ] Use this program <<< UNCHECKED

How do I stop the WD window, or "WD is off" alert from showing with each boot ?? :confused:

Registry tweaks gratefully accepted :)
 
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Have you tried uninstalling Windows Defender? Control Panel > Programs and Features, locate Windows Defender and choose uninstall.

or maybe try changing the Windows Defender Service to Manual? Type Services.msc into start orb > search box and hit enter to run it. Locate the Windows Defender Service and Double Click to open it. Select the General Tab. Right in the middle of the box set the service to Manual.

You will also need to set the action center to not warn you you have no security. Control panel > Action Center. On left side choose "change action center settings". Uncheck Virus Protection and I'm not sure but maybe also uncheck Internet security settings.

NOTE: It is of course your decision but even without internet connection, the truth is your computer should still have virus protection. If you ever insert CDs/DVDs or attach USB flash/hard drives viruses can be introduced to the machine.
 
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Windows Defender shows on boot

Thank you "TrainableMan" for your response,

Control panel > Action Center > Change action center settings > Virus Protection ... is ON ... but checkbox is disabled.

I will have to unravel other settings to to access "Virus Settings"

I could live with "Windows Defender" and its feeble protection, if it just did not nag. It cannot update (no web)
I am trying to setup the new (no web) PC to replace another unit that is running XP and its specs are just too slow for Autocad.

Because the PC is not on the web all I want to do is stop the WD nags.
I only have one other PC with Win7 + web connection. It does not nag, because it has Bitdefender protection. All other standalone PCs are XP, I never had this problem with XP machines.

Any more feedback would be appreciated
 

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I never had this problem with XP machines.
That's correct, XP was not nearly as secure as W7. If you don't want it then you need to turn it off.

As I said above, just delete Windows Defender.
 
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Windows Defender problems

@Trainableman

Windows Defender cannot be deleted/uninstalled.
It can ONLY be disabled.

My problem is that I have modified all relevant settings, and I continue to get one of two nag windows that my PC is not protected (Nags depend depend on settings). But I always get a nag!

As a last resort I am looking at a clean install of windows 7
C:\drive is SSD but that is a problem for a later thread.
 
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You might check out THIS and see if it helps. Maybe even NITRAM's comment at the bottom on how to delete.
 
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Windows Defwnder opens on boot

You might check out THIS and see if it helps. Maybe even NITRAM's comment at the bottom on how to delete.
Tried NITRAMS sequence -- renamed "Windows Defender" folder
Rebooted
Windows Defender window shows

Win7 32bit auto replaces "Windows Defender" folder.
Back to square #1 :dontknow:

I agree with you about garbage "offers" I have never been tempted.
 
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Control Panel > Administrative Tools > Services (Local)
Windows Defender:-
Status:= <no setting>
Startup Type:= Automatic <- you need to set this to Manual, did you do that first?

The service must be stopped and set to manual so that it does not run on startup.
 
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Windows Defender nag

Yes!

Although setting must be automatic (to begin with) to access "Tools > Options" on the "Windows Defender" window -- and then set Services to "Manual".
 

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Well at some point I think your best option might be to reinstall W7; I don't know what else to suggest :(
 
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Windows Defender contiues to nag

Hello TrainableMan
Thanks for hanging in there.

I have come to the same conclusion. I have disabled so many "settings" -- in frustration I have not documented everything I have done. :(

I am normally anal about documentation. (I run 5 PCS in my small business)
Moving from XP was not as straight forward as throw-away-lines imply.

My web only laptop came with Win7-32bit, but problems really started with Win7-64bit on the standalone tower (work) PC.
Over the past 15 or so years I have written about 80 XLA, XLT and DOT files in VBA..

Yesterday I read that MS have dumped VBA in Office 2013 (but not in Office 2010)
AND not all 32bit expressions will run in 64 bit. I would have to rewrite most of my projects to be generic in 32bit and 64bit.

Its easier to wipe Win7-64bit and install 32bit on the problem PC.
I have had too many birthdays to learn a new programming language.
A new MS-Office-2010 for 3PCs will see me out.
 

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