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  • Tasks for the Weekend – January 23, 2021

    Posted on January 23rd, 2021 at 23:07 Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    Youtube video here

    This question came up the other day when I discussed Microsoft Defender.  If you are using a third party antivirus instead of Defender, your version information may show a version of

    This is perfectly fine and is just showcasing that Defender is not active and your third party antivirus is the controlling antivirus on your machine.

    Now if you THOUGHT you were using Defender, you might want to investigate what third party security program has been installed on your machine.

    There is a specific setting I show in the Video where Malwarebytes knows to take over the role as your main antivirus and register itself as your default antivirus.