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Windows 7: Windows defender necessary when running avg?

10 Sep 2009   #1
musiclover7

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 
Windows defender necessary when running avg?

Wondering what others feel about this. Is it beneficial, necessary, or just useless over kill to run both avg free, and windows defender at the same time? I usually run one of the other, or another app like avira. I have been running windows 7 for almost 2 months now with nothing but windows defender, and have had no issues. I installed avg, ran a scan, and it found nothing..

Any advice appreciated!!


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10 Sep 2009   #2
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Its ok for what it does, and doesnt hog resources so why not... If I want a deeper scan I fire up Spybot ...
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10 Sep 2009   #3
musiclover7

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Hmm.. is spybot any good again..? I have not used that for several years..
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10 Sep 2009   #4
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I'd look into something more highly rated than AVG for starters, like MSE or Avira. MSE will disable Defender anyway, which is fine because it does a great job of scanning for viruses and malware. Then, for a manual scanner, Malwarebytes makes a great one. It catches and cleans things that SpyBot and SuperAntiSpyware don't.
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10 Sep 2009   #5
JeremyJukes

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 
Defender and AVG (8.5)

I have the Windows Defender service disabled on bootup. No problems to date with only AVG 8.5 running. Also with defender disabled the defender service no longer has to run all of the time saving some CPU cycles.

About once a month I activate/start the windows defender service, check for defender updates (note there is a separate check within defender for updates), and run a full scan. I then disable defender for another month.

Also, I download the Microsoft malicious software tool monthly update (second Tuesday) and run it http://www.microsoft.com/security/ma...e/default.aspx)

Cheers!
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10 Sep 2009   #6
TGSoldier

 
 

Disable windows defender... Nod32.. Spybot.. Malwarebytes...Superantisypware...

Combination of any of those win
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10 Sep 2009   #7
fettu

Windows XP
 
 

musiclover7,
Depends your level of activity on the Internet. I'd suggest keeping both because there's never enough security.
hope this helps
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11 Sep 2009   #8
F1FAN

Windows 8 Pro 64 bit
 
 

i have avast pro thats it. disabled defender. pretty usless imo.
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11 Sep 2009   #9
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Defender is a good product for the average joe to have, because it's already there, and updates via Windows Update. However, for a power user, or someone who would remember to manually scan, there are better alternatives. Malwarebytes has been the only software for me that completely removes the Personal Anti-Virus outbreaks my father-in-law seems to keep getting.
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11 Sep 2009   #10
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

i wont recommend either avg or win defender. i use vipre av and malware bytes.
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