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Kudos0

What happens to Windows Defender with NS on W10?

Hello.

I'm a bit confused. When I install NS on Windows 10 Pro, is Windows Defender still operational or does NS turn it off?

I still see a Windows Defender icon in my Taskbar and the Smart Screen is still working. I always thought that NS controls everything and totally disables Windows Defender. Please clarify for me because there are quite a bit of security options in Windows 10 and I need to know what NS is in control of, or not in control of.

Do I need to "tweak" anything in W10?

Thanks!

"Every day is just another increment on the bell curve of life."

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Kudos0

Re: What happens to Windows Defender with NS on W10?

Kudos2 Stats

Re: What happens to Windows Defender with NS on W10?

Hello Earthnet. Here is a great matrix which outlines what WD modes are when a third party A/V solution is installed on a Windows 10 system.

Cheers

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Kudos0

Re: What happens to Windows Defender with NS on W10?

@SoulAsylum -

Sorry for my delayed response. Your post is well taken but I want to know how NS fits in this scheme.

NS is not just AV but a FW as well, so it's a bit complicated and needs a through explanation.

Perhaps someone from Symantec can also post here.

TIA!

EN

P.S. Read your signature. Thank you for your service!

"Every day is just another increment on the bell curve of life."
Kudos1 Stats

Re: What happens to Windows Defender with NS on W10?

What Norton disables is the Defender AV scanning features and the Windows firewall. The icon you see in the task bar is for the Windows Defender Security Center.  See the first link in bjm_'s post above and it helps explain the difference between Defender and Defender Security Center.

Things happen. Export/Backup your Norton Password Manager data.
Kudos0

Re: What happens to Windows Defender with NS on W10?

Thanks to all!

"Every day is just another increment on the bell curve of life."

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