I have been the route. Symantec Corporate, Trend Micro and most recently Webroot. All console oriented so I can manage my Customer's AV from the cloud. I finally got to the point I have had enough. Webroot is a total non-functioning piece of junk with no support. So I looked at a couple other, still am, but decided to see if Windows Defender is as good as Microsoft touts.
Well... the one thing I miss is the console. I now have 300 individual computers running Windows Defender but that isn't the big issue. What I am finding is that, for no real reason, the Windows Defender Service will stop. Just simply stop. Then a red X comes up on the icon by the clock and it is simply waiting on user intervention to "restart" the service. That is a little annoying. Any ideas why the service simply stops?
When you open up Security Center you are presented with a Restart button but more times then not it doesn't work and you have to go in to "Services" and start it. Microsoft has done some really stupid things in the past but this seems like one good reason NOT to use Windows Defender. Any ideas what is going on?