Windows Defender

Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by LenC, Jul 4, 2012.

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  1. LenC

    LenC Registered Member

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    I am running AVG Free and Windows Defender with Win 7 Home Premium.

    I have Defender set to scan nightly. Every few days, I notice the scan hasn't run because Windws Defender has been turned off. That's not something I'm doing - any thoughts as to why that's happening?
     
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    clocks Registered Member

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    Many AVs, disable Win Defender, as it becomes redundant.
     
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    At one time I know Avg used to disable Defender perhaps this is still the case?
     
  4. LenC

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    Thanks for the quick replies. I didn't realize AVG also has an anti-malware feature - I thought it was solely AV.

    So I guess using AVG and running a malwarebytes scan weekly does make defender redundant.
     
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