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Re: Why it isn’t a good idea to run multiple full antivirus products
« Reply #1 on: December 19, 2017, 10:13:19 AM »
Well this hasn't changed in many years and is what we have been suggesting for a long time. 

At least this one is a more recent article for reference than the older ones.
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Re: Why it isn’t a good idea to run multiple full antivirus products
« Reply #2 on: December 19, 2017, 10:50:13 AM »
At least this one is a more recent article for reference than the older ones.
Hi Dave, that's why I posted it. Cheers
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Re: Why it isn’t a good idea to run multiple full antivirus products
« Reply #4 on: April 04, 2018, 03:41:44 PM »
Stickied by Milos (Cheers!).
Great, I'll update the initial post with the Avast instructions. :)
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Why it isn’t a good idea to run multiple full antivirus products at the same time
-> https://blog.emsisoft.com/2017/12/18/do-not-run-multiple-antivirus/

DE: https://blog.emsisoft.com/de/2017/12/18/nicht-mehrere-antivirus-programme-gleichzeitig-einsetzen/

Uninstalling other Antivirus Software: https://support.avast.com/article/11/


CAN I SAFELY DELETE WINDOWS DEFENDER PROFILES OR THE TOTAL APP WITHOUT ISSUES FROM AVAST INTERNET SECURITY?

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CAN I SAFELY DELETE WINDOWS DEFENDER PROFILES OR THE TOTAL APP WITHOUT ISSUES FROM AVAST INTERNET SECURITY?
No need to touch Defender as Avast automatically disables it, and you cant remove Defender as it's part of the operating system.

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Re: Why it isn’t a good idea to run multiple full antivirus products..!!
« Reply #8 on: December 22, 2018, 08:35:01 PM »
CAN I SAFELY DELETE WINDOWS DEFENDER PROFILES OR THE TOTAL APP WITHOUT ISSUES FROM AVAST INTERNET SECURITY?
No need to touch Defender as Avast automatically disables it, and you cant remove Defender as it's part of the operating system.
Just a bit of correction, Defender auto deactivates any time a third party AV is added.
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CAN I SAFELY DELETE WINDOWS DEFENDER PROFILES OR THE TOTAL APP WITHOUT ISSUES FROM AVAST INTERNET SECURITY?
No need to touch Defender as Avast automatically disables it, and you cant remove Defender as it's part of the operating system.
Just a bit of correction, Defender auto deactivates any time a third party AV is added.
Maybe another bit of correction: everytime I start my W10 machine, Avast is deactivated by Defender!
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Re: Why it isn’t a good idea to run multiple full antivirus products..!!
« Reply #10 on: April 06, 2019, 03:29:33 PM »
CAN I SAFELY DELETE WINDOWS DEFENDER PROFILES OR THE TOTAL APP WITHOUT ISSUES FROM AVAST INTERNET SECURITY?
No need to touch Defender as Avast automatically disables it, and you cant remove Defender as it's part of the operating system.
Just a bit of correction, Defender auto deactivates any time a third party AV is added.
Maybe another bit of correction: everytime I start my W10 machine, Avast is deactivated by Defender!
You have a STRANGE machine. :)
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Re: Why it isn’t a good idea to run multiple full antivirus products..!!
« Reply #11 on: April 06, 2019, 03:40:22 PM »
CAN I SAFELY DELETE WINDOWS DEFENDER PROFILES OR THE TOTAL APP WITHOUT ISSUES FROM AVAST INTERNET SECURITY?
No need to touch Defender as Avast automatically disables it, and you cant remove Defender as it's part of the operating system.
Just a bit of correction, Defender auto deactivates any time a third party AV is added.
Maybe another bit of correction: everytime I start my W10 machine, Avast is deactivated by Defender!
You have a STRANGE machine. :)
What can I do (see screenshots after Avast virus update)?
You can't deactivate Defender in W10 via services!  ???
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Re: Why it isn’t a good idea to run multiple full antivirus products..!!
« Reply #12 on: April 06, 2019, 05:43:57 PM »
Have you tried a clean install of Avast ???

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Re: Why it isn’t a good idea to run multiple full antivirus products..!!
« Reply #13 on: April 06, 2019, 06:09:00 PM »
Have you tried a clean install of Avast ???
Yes.
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Re: Why it isn’t a good idea to run multiple full antivirus products..!!
« Reply #14 on: April 07, 2019, 09:12:11 AM »

As you can see in my second screenshot: Avast is set to 'automatic', but why didn't start?
Another question: what will happen, if I start Avast via services?
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