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Will Windows Defender Conflict With Avg?


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#1 Briox

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Posted 03 April 2007 - 06:59 PM

I was wondering if windows defender will conflict with AVG anti-virus free edition. Because i know your not supposed to have more than one anti-virus protection installed at the same time, so does windows defender count as that? Or is windows defender just anti-spyware, like i think it is?

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Posted 05 April 2007 - 12:58 PM

Hello Briox

There will be no conflicts. Defender is an anti-spyware program that you can run alongside your anti-virus.
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Posted 05 April 2007 - 10:24 PM

ok thanks for the reply. :thumbsup:

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Posted 06 April 2007 - 05:22 AM

Your welcome.
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Posted 10 April 2008 - 05:19 PM

Hello Briox
There will be no conflicts. Defender is an anti-spyware program that you can run alongside your anti-virus.


Hello to all,

Although, I have searched and read this site before for answers, this is my first post here. Seems that my experience is different than quietman7's. Here what happened....

For over a year, I have run AVG free version, 3 anti-spyware programs and Windows firewall on XP Pro, all with frequent pattern updates and with no problems. Recently updated all to latest versions and added Windows Defender.

Upon rebooting everyday, I started getting a message from AVG saying a a component was in error state and that I needed to reboot. The component was AVG update manager. Naturally, rebooting did not help, nor did manually updating the AVG pattern file. Nor did scans.

When I disabled Windows Defender and rebooted, the problem was gone. Any way to make Windows Defender play nice with AVG? Thanks.

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Posted 24 April 2008 - 12:45 PM

You may want to report the issue to AVG Tech Support.
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