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Windows 7: Is Windows Defender needed if using Malwarebytes Pro?

09 May 2013   #1
johngee

Windows 7 Ultimate X64
 
 
Is Windows Defender needed if using Malwarebytes Pro?

Hi all,

As in the subject line really - is Windows Defender needed (or desirable) when Malwarebytes Pro is installed and all its protection is enabled?

Cheers

John


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09 May 2013   #2
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

What Anti-virus are you running?
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09 May 2013   #3
robinb9

Windows 7 Pro 32/64 bit and Windows 10 Pro 32 Bit/64bit
 
 

as long as you have an antivirus program running and malwarebytes pro, WD can be shut off.
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09 May 2013   #4
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I use Microsoft Security Essential and Malwarebytes Anti Malware Pro at the same time and they play will together.
When installing Microsoft Security Essential (Anti Virus) it should turn off Defender in Windows 7.
To verify Defender is turned off after installing Microsoft Security Essential go to Start and type in Defender and tick on Windows Defender and it should indicate that Windows Defender is off.
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09 May 2013   #5
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

AVG does not like, or play well with Malwarebytes' Anti-malware. Just be aware of that.
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10 May 2013   #6
johngee

Windows 7 Ultimate X64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jacee View Post
What Anti-virus are you running?
ESET NOD32 V.5

John
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10 May 2013   #7
M1GU31

Windows 10 64bit
 
 

If you're running Nod 32 along side of malwarbtyes pro then no there's no need for windows defender to be enabled and can be safely disabled or you can just set it to manual in services instead of disabled to just keep it from starting up at start up.
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