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VSE 8.8 & Windows Defender together?

Hi @ all,

since the VSE does not support the AMSI interface, we are looking for a solution which can take advantage of the interface. Since other Endpoint Security Suites don´t support the Interface either, the idea is to keep the Windows Defender next to the Virus Scan Enterprise running on a Windows 10 Client. Is this possible or do they collide at some points? Any experiences around here?

Thanks in advance!

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Re: VSE 8.8 & Windows Defender together?

It doesn't appear that you can have both running at the same time:

Because of Microsoft changes in Windows 8 and Server 2012 and later, the Windows operating system now self-disables when detecting the presence of an anti-malware product. It is now expected behavior on Windows 8 or later that Windows Defender is disabled when installing VSE. With Windows 7 and earlier, Windows Defender was merely an anti-malware application. In Windows 8 and later, Windows Defender is rebranded Microsoft Security Essentials, which is a full anti-virus application that cannot co-exist with VSE.

McAfee Corporate KB - Support for VirusScan Enterprise 8.x and Windows Defender KB71578

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