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Offline zekeblue

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AIS 5 vs. Windows Defender (Win7)
« on: March 26, 2010, 10:41:26 PM »
Should I disable Windows defender in Win7-64bit when running AIS.  Do they conflict at all or slow things down more?  I have disabled the Win Firewall.

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Re: AIS 5 vs. Windows Defender (Win7)
« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2010, 10:49:53 PM »
Should I disable Windows defender in Win7-64bit when running AIS.  Do they conflict at all or slow things down more?  I have disabled the Win Firewall.

imo, yes u should disable defender.
conflicts can happen, also slowing of ur sys.
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Re: AIS 5 vs. Windows Defender (Win7)
« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2010, 10:51:12 PM »
I got avast! Free here running Windows Defender. Never heard major conflict with the others versions of avast! too.

Let Windows Defender on. I never seen any 1 to turn off Windows Defender because of his anti virus or any problem.
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Re: AIS 5 vs. Windows Defender (Win7)
« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2010, 10:59:47 PM »
Let Windows Defender on. I never seen any 1 to turn off Windows Defender because of his anti virus or any problem.

i've seen many. but, anyways it's up to you...
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Re: AIS 5 vs. Windows Defender (Win7)
« Reply #4 on: March 26, 2010, 11:02:00 PM »
Its strange but its contrary to me. I suggest to try to let it leave for like a month and if u didnt got any problem then dont matter of it. ;)

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Re: AIS 5 vs. Windows Defender (Win7)
« Reply #5 on: March 26, 2010, 11:08:55 PM »
Its strange but its contrary to me. I suggest to try to let it leave for like a month and if u didnt got any problem then dont matter of it. ;)

even if it doesn't conflict with avast, it uses system resources. and u don't need it, when running avast, but as stated above - do as u like. :)
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Re: AIS 5 vs. Windows Defender (Win7)
« Reply #6 on: March 26, 2010, 11:13:00 PM »
me its only use 7,552 K lol so its really no so much. That why i dont care.

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Re: AIS 5 vs. Windows Defender (Win7)
« Reply #7 on: March 26, 2010, 11:21:18 PM »
me its only use 7,552 K lol so its really no so much. That why i dont care.

doesn't mean that r the only resources needed running/working it. ;)
u would have 2 monitor its behavior over time 2 get right results.
even the system slowing would not b logged anywhere, when defender and avast scan a file the same time or one after the other. but since u obviously r runnig a rather fast system.... seems 2 work ok 4 u! :)
but please don't 4get. there r older, slower systems out there...
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Re: AIS 5 vs. Windows Defender (Win7)
« Reply #8 on: March 27, 2010, 12:53:56 AM »
I have been running Avast 5 with Windows Defender in my sister's computer with windows vista with no solow downs and both run very well...rm
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Re: AIS 5 vs. Windows Defender (Win7)
« Reply #9 on: March 27, 2010, 01:21:56 AM »
w7 - ais7

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Re: AIS 5 vs. Windows Defender (Win7)
« Reply #10 on: March 27, 2010, 02:31:21 AM »
I'm not running Windows 7, rather Windows XP SP3.  I have both avast! 5 Free and Windows Defender running with no conflicts at all.  Also, the memory usage of Windows Defender appears to be minimal at best.  If you are not experiencing any problems I would recommend that you leave Defender turned on.
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Re: AIS 5 vs. Windows Defender (Win7)
« Reply #11 on: March 27, 2010, 03:02:42 AM »
I have never seen Windows Defender slow a system down or conflict with any Antivirus/Malware program using Vista or Windows 7. I never really played with WD installed on XP so I cant comment. Could WD cause slow downs and or a conflict, its possible? Why turn WD off unless you have problems. WD and Avast together should increase protection as WD monitors system changes Avast 5 does not. Also you double the malware protection.

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Re: AIS 5 vs. Windows Defender (Win7)
« Reply #12 on: March 27, 2010, 03:29:12 AM »
I turned off WD then installed ThreatFire, is better than WD and does not have any kind of conflict.

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Re: AIS 5 vs. Windows Defender (Win7)
« Reply #13 on: March 27, 2010, 06:07:47 AM »
Thanks for the discussion everyone.  I guess it will come down to testing.  There may not be obvious conflicts, but I am interested in system responsiveness.  If I can't tell a difference, I'll leave it on.
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Re: AIS 5 vs. Windows Defender (Win7)
« Reply #14 on: March 27, 2010, 06:30:46 AM »
Should I disable Windows defender in Win7-64bit when running AIS.  Do they conflict at all or slow things down more?  I have disabled the Win Firewall.

imo, yes u should disable defender.
conflicts can happen, also slowing of ur sys.
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Hate to disagree, but that advice strikes me as no more than mere opinion with no evidence of any sort of foundation to support it.

PC's are what I do for a living. The next time I see Windows Defender (which is built into Vista and 7) conflict with an anti-virus application will be the first.  If you can point to any reliable (not mere anecdote and supposition) evidence anywhere that this is an issue with WD and any well-made antivirus product from any reputable vendor, I'd like to see it.

My advice is to leave Windows Defender running.