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Windows 7: Avast and Windows Defender

3 Weeks Ago   #1
WyattWhiteEagle

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
Avast and Windows Defender

I use Avast Free AntiVirus.

Is there a way to enable Windows Defender for use along-side Avast?
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3 Weeks Ago   #2
torchwood

W7 home premium 32bit/W7HP 64bit/w10 tp insider ring
 
 

Hi

simple answer no. As soon as the os detects a second AV it automatically turns it Off.

note Did you mean Defender or MSE, defender is only anti-spyware


Roy
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3 Weeks Ago   #3
WyattWhiteEagle

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by torchwood View Post
Hi

simple answer no. As soon as the os detects a second AV it automatically turns it Off.

note Did you mean Defender or MSE, defender is only anti-spyware


Roy
Thanks for the reply.

I meant Windows Defender and not Security Essentials.

A lot of the sites I go to which contains valuable information for the well-being of my family and I has a lot of 3rd-party tracking cookies and keyloggers in their default ads.

Any tips would be appreciated.
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3 Weeks Ago   #4
torchwood

W7 home premium 32bit/W7HP 64bit/w10 tp insider ring
 
 

Hi

Ah now we're into the browser realm.

Which do you use.

I actually use 2,
major
contains all with logons which require both ID's and specific cookies.
But i use its inbuilt cookie controller and set the defaults i want
minor
No logon credentials No history No cookies remembered

see screenshot for more info

Also look up In-Private Browsing options for yours

Big note,
you should now have IE11 turned OFF, via Turn features on/off (top left) in Programs & Features


Roy


Note read up on Private browsing mode for yours


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3 Weeks Ago   #5
flavallee

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

I use these 2 browsers in Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit (is up-to-date to April 2020):
Internet Explorer 11.0.185
Mozilla Firefox 76.0

Both are set up to delete browsing history and temporary files when I close them.

I use this antivirus app because it's light-weight and user-friendly:
Microsoft Security Essentials 4.10.209.0
I'll keep using it as long as it continues to provide definition updates.
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2 Weeks Ago   #6
WyattWhiteEagle

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by torchwood View Post
Hi

Ah now we're into the browser realm.

Which do you use.
Until now, I use Google Chrome. After seeing Chrome's activities when certain settings are set, I'm considering moving to a more private, more secure and more user-friendly browser.

Anybody got any suggestions?

I know about IE, FireFox, Brave, unsure about WaterFox, never heard of PaleMoon until I seen your Specs.
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