Friday, June 17, 2011

AV Software Disables MS Defender

After installing two different free antivirus (AV) packages - Avast and AVG - I noticed my Windows Defender was disabled; when I rebooted, a message asked me if I wanted to enable it. Uncertain as to why it would be disabled, though I did suspect the AV software, I would continually enable it.

You do not need Windows Defender running alongside installed AV software.

There is some disagreement, but running more than one AV software package will result in conflicts. I strongly suggest leaving Windows Defender off if your chosen AV package disables it.

© C Harris Lynn, 2011

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