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Windows Defender WITH AVG

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#1 CookyMann


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Posted 12 November 2015 - 11:13 AM

If Windows Defender (in Windows 10) is anti-spyware and AVG is anti-virus and they are compatible,

why does Windows Defender automatically turn itself off when you install other malware?

Edited by hamluis, 12 November 2015 - 12:38 PM.
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Posted 12 November 2015 - 11:32 AM

Hello and  :welcome:,


Windows Defender is an antivirus programma, known as Microsft Security Essentials before. It disables itself when you install an other program because you don't need to run two programs next to each other, it can gives problems.

Hope this helps you.

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Posted 12 November 2015 - 01:03 PM

Hi there,

Windows Defender in Windows 8 and 10 is a fully functional antivirus and provides the same level of protection as Microsoft Security Essentials. Thus any third party AV installed will disable Windows Defender.

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Posted 12 November 2015 - 03:33 PM

Expanding on previous comments...since Windows 8/10 Defender includes anti-virus protection, it typically is disabled by the installation of a third-party anti-virus program. If a trial anti-virus (i.e. McAfee, Norton, etc) came preinstalled on your computer or you installed one, it most likely turned Windows 8 Defender off (disabled) to avoid conflicts. Windows 8/10 Defender will remain disabled until that anti-virus software has been completely uninstalled. In some cases, you may need to download and run the anti-virus vendor's clean up tool to remove any remaining remnants.

After removal of the third party anti-virus, Windows 8/10 Defender needs to be activated if you choose to use it. When uninstalling the third-party anti-virus you may receive a message indicating your system has no protection...click here to turn on Windows Defender. If not, and Defender remains disabled, you will need to manually turn it on.

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