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trumpy

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windows defender and avast 5
« on: April 22, 2010, 05:28:49 AM »
Hi all,

Recently windows defender stopped working, coincidentally around the time I installed avast version 5. Can somebody tell me if avast negates WD or is it something else? Thanks for any help

Gargamel360

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Re: windows defender and avast 5
« Reply #1 on: April 22, 2010, 07:52:06 AM »
Ive used WD with avast before, have a friend that still does, never conflicted.

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Re: windows defender and avast 5
« Reply #2 on: April 22, 2010, 01:49:09 PM »
No. avast is fully compatible with WD.
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Hermite15

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Re: windows defender and avast 5
« Reply #3 on: April 22, 2010, 01:53:15 PM »
no conflict but unneeded. Avast is an (almost) full anti-spyware solution. Only exception is the lack of registry protection (not watching and not scanning either, what Defender does).
 I did some test a while ago with Avast:
http://picasaweb.google.com/logoswebalbums/AvastSpycarTest?feat=directlink
(can't tell how relevant SpyCar is, I mainly did it for fun...)

trumpy

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Re: windows defender and avast 5
« Reply #4 on: April 23, 2010, 07:38:18 AM »
Many thanks for the replies,

I have had a problem with WD so doing a format/reinstall.

YoKenny

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Re: windows defender and avast 5
« Reply #5 on: April 23, 2010, 04:09:01 PM »
I keep Windows Defender updated through its portal:
http://www.microsoft.com/security/portal/Definitions/ADL.aspx

Get the latest definitions
Latest definition version: 1.81.209.0

Download then run the 32-bit or 64-bit update for your system:
Install the latest Windows Defender definition updates
http://www.microsoft.com/security/portal/Definitions/HowToWD.aspx

Daris

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Re: windows defender and avast 5
« Reply #6 on: April 26, 2010, 01:39:28 AM »
I had Avast 4, Windows Defender, Spybot S&D, and SpywareBlaster all together  worked Awesome   But in my own opinion Windows Defender didn't do much so I got rid of it...