In recent Windows Updates, there have been some changes to how Microsoft’s own Antivirus, Windows Defender behaves on your system. The theory is, that if you have no antivirus, or Windows Defender is turned of, then it will remind you that this is the case, so that you at least have some kind of antivirus running.
Confusion has arisen with some customers thinking that this means they must uninstall their ESET protection. Let us be clear – Windows Defender is better than no protection, but is NOT better than your ESET protection – not even close. Windows Defender is NOT AS GOOD as ESET. There – we said it another way as well.
So – how do you get Windows Defender to quit bugging you?
Well – first off – you will NOT get Windows Defender to turn green unless it is the primary (only) antivirus – it will always stay ‘yellow’ – but we can help you get rid of the warning messages.
First – turn on Periodic scanning
Now you should start a ‘quick scan’ – the Exclamation mark will remain until Windows Defender has completed some type of scan.
If you are using PC cleaner solution – such as ‘ccleaner’ – we recommend that you upgrade to the latest version and then UNCHECK the Windows Defender option – because cleaning up the Windows Defender scan results, will cause the warning from Defender to come back!
If you continue to have problems with Windows Defender, please contact us for support.