windows defender/ avg

  xppckid 17:31 12 Sep 2008

Hi, my sister got a new laptop, i said put avg free version on it but it says it already has windows defender on it, is it better to turn that off and run avg or can they run along side each other ?

  crosstrainer 17:34 12 Sep 2008

Disable defender, and go with AVG 8. Defender is a very very poor defence indeed.

  provider 2 17:36 12 Sep 2008

Your choice, of course, and that`s as it should be, but may I recommend Avast! 4.8 which runs perfectly well alonside Windows Defender?

  provider 2 17:43 12 Sep 2008
  sinbads 18:26 12 Sep 2008

I find windows defender a poor substitute for protection AVG is, IMO one of the best free protection, particulary version 8's comprehensive protection.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 18:40 12 Sep 2008

Not had a problem for years running

Defender as a real time scanner and Superantispyware as a backup scanner which never seems to find anything therefore I assume defender is doing its job.

  birdface 07:41 13 Sep 2008

Windows defender here Not the greatest review that I have ever seen.But sort of sums it up for me.About 50% like it and 50% don't.Not great odds.

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