I installed CIS 4 a few days ago, and I noticed that Windows Firewall and Defender were still active. Windows reported that 2 firewall were actives, and 2 “protections” were actives (defender and defense+) at the same time.
Why doesn’t CIS disable Windows protection?
2 firewall is overkill, but I was wondering if it’s safe to disable Windows Defender, does CIS replace completely its function?
Windows Firewall and Defender
You need to disable it manually. Not all programs disable windows firewall and defense + so you need to check it. D+ is so much superior to Windows defender so you may peacefully disable Windows defender and entrust your precious computer to D+
CIS can’t do this by itself ?
I think MSE do this for Defender, but I’m not sure…
No, CIS 4.1 can’t do it. I know that it ws mentioned as a wish in CIS 5.0 Beta, so i suppose CIS 5.0 won’t disable it too.
Regarding MSE, you’re right. It disables automatically Windows defender when installed
it isn’t really important because it isn’t a threat or a flaw, but if a novice install CIS, he may have twice the amount of popup, it’s a little bit disturbing.
I happened to see it when I checked my security panel.
I hope they’ll find a way to improve this behavior.