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Windows Defender

 

General Information

This services was renamed to Windows Defender Service in Windows 8.

Windows 7

Default Description

Protection against spyware and potentially unwanted software.

Additional Information

Usually updated once per month using Windows Update, this service scans the system for known vulnerabilities and reports them.

Default Startup Type

OS SP0 SP1
Windows 7 Starter Automatic (Delayed Start, Started) Automatic (Delayed Start, Started)
Windows 7 Home Basic Automatic (Delayed Start, Started) Automatic (Delayed Start, Started)
Windows 7 Home Premium Automatic (Delayed Start, Started) Automatic (Delayed Start, Started)
Windows 7 Professional Automatic (Delayed Start, Started) Automatic (Delayed Start, Started)
Windows 7 Ultimate Automatic (Delayed Start, Started) Automatic (Delayed Start, Started)
Windows 7 Enterprise Automatic (Delayed Start, Started) Automatic (Delayed Start, Started)

Service Names

Service Name (registry): WinDefend
Display Name: Windows Defender

Default Path and Command Line Options

C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k secsvcs

Log On As

Account: Local System account

Dependencies

What service Windows Defender needs to function properly:

What other service require Windows Defender to function properly:

  • None (S, HB, HP, P, U, E)

Windows Vista

Default Description

Scan your computer for unwanted software, schedule scans, and get the latest unwanted software definitions.

Additional Information

Usually updated once per month using Windows Update, this service scans the system for known vulnerabilities and reports them. If you use any additional software to scan for and identify viri, malware or other unwanted software installations, this service can be disabled.

Default Startup Type

OS SP0 SP1 SP2
Vista Home Basic Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started)
Vista Home Premium Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started)
Vista Business Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started)
Vista Ultimate Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started)
Vista Enterprise Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started)

Service Names

Service Name (registry): WinDefend
Display Name: Windows Defender

Default Path and Command Line Options

C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k secsvcs

Log On As

Account: Local System Account

Dependencies

What service Windows Defender needs to function properly:

What other service require Windows Defender to function properly:

  • None (HB, HP, B, U)

Additional Reading

None at this time.