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Windows 7: Windows defender necessary when running avg?

11 Sep 2009   #11
johngalt

 

M$SE + MBAM + WinPatrol = happiness for me.


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16 Mar 2010   #12
YTBOY83

Windows 7 64Bit Ultimate Edition SP1
 
 

I use Avira, malwarebytes and cookienator along with Tuneup utilities 2010, it keeps my pc working like a champion. Everyone has there own preference.

You do not need to run windows defender when you have a decent anti-virus. Try avira.

Mind personal preference.
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16 Mar 2010   #13
thathagat

windows 7 ultimate 64 bit,Windows 7 ultimate 32 bit,Windows XP sp3 home
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by musiclover7 View Post
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!!
1. benefits of running windows defender:
Windows Defender integrates with Internet Explorer , guards its settings , monitors the system for changes such as new driver/service installation and start-ups , monitors executables , monitors the memory directly .

In addition , it gets regular updates from Microsoft - automatically about twice per week ; manually - new updated can be installed more than once per day. WD is light on resourses , doesn't conflict with other AVs. it offers light HIPS protection too in Spynet mode....with an advanced membership.

2. is it needed ? :
not really if you have a good av...like nav/mse/nod/avast etc...because these cover most bases esp when coupled with things like mbam/winpatrol/hiitman etc

3.ummm...with Avg:
honestly i don't see a downside in running WD with AVG but i see a lot of downsides of running AVG
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16 Mar 2010   #14
Konceptz804

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

if your avg protects against malware or spyware then no, although I've never notice a speed increase when disabling it either.
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16 Mar 2010   #15
JMH

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by musiclover7 View Post
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!!

musiclover,

To give a quick answer to your specific question - I would say it will not hurt to use both. It may prove beneficial.

If your surfing habits are circumspect, you have a firewall [hardware, software] & continue with what you are currently using, your anti virus scans probably won't find intrusions.
BTW Is UAC on?
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