windows defender /avast

  minilite 19:11 17 Dec 2010
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do i really need both windows defender and avast
on my windows 7 64 bit laptop

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 19:17 17 Dec 2010

No but Defender may find stuff that Avast misses

Avast is Antivirus and some antispyware
Defender is antispyware only
they do not conflict
I run both as real time scanners on my XP system.

I back it up with SpywareBlaster as a blocker and a regular scan with MAlwarebytes, never had a problem for years.

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