QuestionHow do you run WSA alongside Windows Defender on Windows 8, 8.1 as Windows Defender is a Full AV.
AnswerYou have to make a change to the registry so if your not able to do this, please make sure a Windows Expert does the change!
"Also Webroot is not in any way responsible or liable if anyone makes changes to the Registry."
Windows Defender Tweak if users want to run with WSA on Windows 8, Windows 8.1.
Windows 8 and 8.1 detects other AVs in the Action Center and blocks Defender from becoming active.
You can create a value of type DWORD named HideActionCenter (under HKLMSoftwareWRData on 32bit or for 64bit HKLMSoftwareWow6432NodeWRData) set to '1' and reboot and it will prevent Webroot from adding into the Action Center to allow Defender to stay active.
Note: This registry tweak will not work on Windows 10!