First off, I’m using Vista. A few weeks ago I installed Ad-Aware, and so decided to disable Windows Defender. I went to control panel and turned it off. When I rebooted I noticed that it was still running. So I go to the System Configuration utility, msconfig, and I uncheck it in both the services and startup tabs. That hasn’t worked either. Normally this wouldn’t bother me too much, but every time I boot up I get an annoying pop-up message saying that Windows Defender has blocked the follwing programs:
InstallShield Update Service Scheduler
InstallShield Update Service Update Manager
System Configuration Utility
So, how do I truly disable Windows Defender? I don’t think I need to worry about InstallShield running, but what’s up with Defender blocking System Configuration Utility?