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avast! Free & Windows Defender
« on: March 14, 2011, 03:34:21 PM »
Hello  :)

Can you tell me: Is Windows Defender needed using avast! Free No.6 ?

Do they "Conflict" ?

Or do they work nice together ?

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Re: avast! Free & Windows Defender
« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2011, 03:40:44 PM »
As far as i know there is no problem, but i would remove Windows Defender and use avast and Malwarebytes, a better combination

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Re: avast! Free & Windows Defender
« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2011, 03:48:43 PM »
Depending on what system you are using as to if you can remove defender as you can only do this on xp, vista and win 7 is best to disable but it does not conflict with avast and like Pondus mentioned malwarebytes is the better combo to have with avast, you have the free version and the pro for $25 lifetime license.

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Re: avast! Free & Windows Defender
« Reply #3 on: March 14, 2011, 05:34:29 PM »
Windows Defender isn't very effective nowadays. Better solution is Malwarebytes, like they Pondus said before.

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Re: avast! Free & Windows Defender
« Reply #4 on: March 14, 2011, 05:51:20 PM »
Would it be ok to use both Windows Defender and  Malwarebytes at the same time?

I have been just using Avast and Windows Defender for the last few years.

I never even tried "Malwarebytes" before. Do you guys highly recommend it?

I am running Windows 7 64 Bit

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Re: avast! Free & Windows Defender
« Reply #5 on: March 14, 2011, 05:55:16 PM »
Would it be ok to use both Windows Defender and  Malwarebytes at the same time?

I have been just using Avast and Windows Defender for the last few years.

I never even tried "Malwarebytes" before. Do you guys highly recommend it?

I am running Windows 7 64 Bit

From my signature you can see what I am using.  Others here choose to use Malwarebytes rather than SAS.

As far as know there is no conflict running either

1.  Avast Free, Pro or AIS, WD and Malwarebytes - all real-time
2.  Avast Free, Pro or AIS, WD and SAS - all real-time

Regarding WD.

1. It is a bit of a memory hog.
2. Since I started using the combination above WD in real-time has identified and deleted two malware files that AIS and SAS missed in real-time.  I never run WD scans.  I tested it and found that while the Quick Scan did not take too long the complete scan took a very long time.

Is WD worth keeping enabled if you are using AIS or Avast?  I think it depends on how much free memory you are left with when running them together.  I don't know about Malwarebytes but the SAS memory usage when run real-time is insignificant.




« Last Edit: March 14, 2011, 06:03:44 PM by Nesivos »

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Re: avast! Free & Windows Defender
« Reply #6 on: March 14, 2011, 06:04:06 PM »
Would it be ok to use both Windows Defender and  Malwarebytes at the same time?

I have been just using Avast and Windows Defender for the last few years.

I never even tried "Malwarebytes" before. Do you guys highly recommend it?

I am running Windows 7 64 Bit
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I recommend "Malwarebytes" as well.

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Re: avast! Free & Windows Defender
« Reply #7 on: March 14, 2011, 06:06:11 PM »
There would be no conflict with running defender with either SAS or MBAM in realtime but it is totally pointless since defenders detection's are rubbish and it's only using up resources, avast also scan's for spyware as well as SAS and MBAM if your using the pro version's, if your only using the free versions of those two program's i would probably still disable defender as it is that bad.

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Re: avast! Free & Windows Defender
« Reply #8 on: March 14, 2011, 06:21:36 PM »
There would be no conflict with running defender with either SAS or MBAM in realtime but it is totally pointless since defenders detection's are rubbish and it's only using up resources, avast also scan's for spyware as well as SAS and MBAM if your using the pro version's, if your only using the free versions of those two program's i would probably still disable defender as it is that bad.
Do you have proof ???
I see no evidence that defender is bad!

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Re: avast! Free & Windows Defender
« Reply #9 on: March 14, 2011, 06:27:16 PM »
The proof is in the pudding :) it's useless kenny and you know it, in over ten year's iv never seen defender detect anything so experience is my proof and im sure that most of the other evang's would agree with me.

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Re: avast! Free & Windows Defender
« Reply #10 on: March 14, 2011, 06:38:41 PM »
There would be no conflict with running defender with either SAS or MBAM in realtime but it is totally pointless since defenders detection's are rubbish and it's only using up resources, avast also scan's for spyware as well as SAS and MBAM if your using the pro version's, if your only using the free versions of those two program's i would probably still disable defender as it is that bad.

I use "Avast Pro" so would it still be a good idea to use Malwarebytes or SAS with Avast Pro?
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Re: avast! Free & Windows Defender
« Reply #11 on: March 14, 2011, 06:45:35 PM »
There would be no conflict with running defender with either SAS or MBAM in realtime but it is totally pointless since defenders detection's are rubbish and it's only using up resources, avast also scan's for spyware as well as SAS and MBAM if your using the pro version's, if your only using the free versions of those two program's i would probably still disable defender as it is that bad.

I use "Avast Pro" so would it still be a good idea to use Malwarebytes or SAS with Avast Pro?
Yes either would be fine but i prefer MBAM myself.

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Re: avast! Free & Windows Defender
« Reply #12 on: March 14, 2011, 07:01:51 PM »
I found Malwarebytes web site but where is SAS web site?

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Re: avast! Free & Windows Defender
« Reply #14 on: March 14, 2011, 07:47:36 PM »
and just stay faaaaaaaaaaaaaaar away from SpyBot S&D, it is only usable for removing tracking cookies....or crumbles  ;D