Microsoft Defender Still Running Despite Settings

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Hello all. I installed BitDefender and configured it to run all things antivirus, firewall, etc. and sht down Windows Defender. But without fail, Windows Defender shows up in Task Manager as running alongside BitDefender. This is creating issues in and of itself. I try to "End Task" but get an "Access Denied" even though it's my laptop. At this point, I' all ears for suggestions, given at this point I can go make a cup of coffee and watch a game while my laptop starts up and figures out what it wants to do. Cheer in advnace for your help.

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  • Gjoksi
    Gjoksi DEFENDER OF THE YEAR 2022 / DEFENDER OF THE MONTH ✭✭✭✭✭
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    Hello.
    You should contact Bitdefender Consumer Support by chat, telephone or e-mail:
    https://www.bitdefender.com/consumer/support/help/
    Chat is the fastest way to get in touch with Bitdefender Consumer Support.

    Select: How to's & Troubleshooting Bitdefender products -> Troubleshooting -> select your Bitdefender product, for example Bitdefender Total Security, click on Contact Support in the black box and then click on Chat 24/7.

    NOTE: Bitdefender telephone support is not toll-free!
    Regards.