Windows Defender and McAfee running together

  bpzoom 21:53 12 Aug 2018

Windows 10, I just realised I am running Windows Defender as well as McAfee anti virus which comes automatically with BT broadband. Sometime in the past I recall reading you are not supposed to run two anti virus programmes simultaneously or they will clash with each other. I have noticed no problems, but should I close down or disable Defender?

  bpzoom 22:08 12 Aug 2018

Apologise. My Defender is switched off,

  wee eddie 23:14 12 Aug 2018

That's what Defender does. It steps in if,for some reason, you don't have an AV. Then steps down when you load another

  Govan1x 08:51 13 Aug 2018

I would have thought defender would have stayed on as anti virus does not cover anti malware.

  wee eddie 11:00 13 Aug 2018

Someone else will have to confirm this, but I don't think that Defender does anything about Malware

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 12:30 13 Aug 2018

"Windows Defender Antivirus

Keep your PC safe with trusted antivirus protection built in to Windows 10. Windows Defender Antivirus delivers comprehensive, ongoing and real-time protection against software threats like viruses, malware and spyware across email, apps, the cloud and the web."

click here most AV programs are noe "suites" to coverAv and maalware some also include a firewall

  Gordon Freeman 12:56 13 Aug 2018

Yes, I use Defender & it does provide antivirus & antimalware...good thing is, it updates a number of times per day so is always current. I ditched Avast free some time ago. Not experienced any problems on 3 machines using Defender on Win 10 at all.

  bpzoom 19:50 21 Aug 2018

Interesting points thank you.

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