does microsoft defender slow the computer

  nonowtatall 14:55 13 Oct 2008

have just installed microsoft defender as have had micro antivirus also rapid antivirus and mycomputer is running slow i am on xp pro sp3 and also have avg 8 running but they gave me a fix to stop their their system causing slow down

  peter99co 14:58 13 Oct 2008

Two Anti Virus Programs active?

  nonowtatall 15:00 13 Oct 2008

yes and also have malwarebytes

  peter99co 15:06 13 Oct 2008

This is the problem then. You MUST NOT have more than one Anti Virus active. AVG 8 is ok and the rest should be removed.

Anti Virus programs conflict with each other.

  peter99co 15:09 13 Oct 2008

It opens a new page but is the best list you will get at the moment.

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  peter99co 15:12 13 Oct 2008

Remember,only one Antivirus and one Firewall to one Computer.
Do not highlight your risk to conflicts by trying to use more than one Antivirus and firewall.

Defender is not a problem but there are others that are better.

  nonowtatall 15:33 13 Oct 2008

i have checked peter99co and by his reckoning defender is anti spyware not like avg and is the only that is the only anti virus i have running can you run two anti spyware progs

  peter99co 15:46 13 Oct 2008

You are confusing Anti Virus and Anti Spyware.

Q Two Anti Virus Programs active?

A yes and also have malwarebytes

  peter99co 15:47 13 Oct 2008

micro antivirus also rapid antivirus

What are these?

  nonowtatall 15:53 13 Oct 2008

peter i had these and used super spyware and malware bytes to remove them what i have installed now is windows firewall and avg8 plus microsoft defender even i am getting mixed up

  tullie 16:05 13 Oct 2008

Windows Defender is anti spyware isent it?Wont conflict withy your anti virus?

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