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Windows 8 and Avast
« on: June 09, 2012, 04:46:15 AM »
I just downloaded and installed Windows 8 release preview.   Windows Defender has  malware and antivirus. I still have Avast installed. Will running these two antivirus programs at the same time be a conflict? Do I need to run both?

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Re: Windows 8 and Avast
« Reply #1 on: June 09, 2012, 05:48:08 AM »
Never use 2 antivirus programs at the same time! Deactivate Windows Defender realtime protection.

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Re: Windows 8 and Avast
« Reply #2 on: June 09, 2012, 04:15:28 PM »
Never use 2 antivirus programs at the same time! Deactivate Windows Defender realtime protection.

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Re: Windows 8 and Avast
« Reply #3 on: June 09, 2012, 04:28:26 PM »
Windows Defender is NOT a full antivirus and it is fully compatible with avast!

Well, this changed a bit in W8. ;)
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Re: Windows 8 and Avast
« Reply #4 on: June 09, 2012, 04:29:39 PM »
Never use 2 antivirus programs at the same time! Deactivate Windows Defender realtime protection.

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Windows Defender is NOT a full antivirus and it is fully compatible with avast!
You're not correct. It has changed in Win 8: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_Defender#Windows_8

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Re: Windows 8 and Avast
« Reply #5 on: June 09, 2012, 04:55:17 PM »
Thanks DJBone. Living and learning.
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Re: Windows 8 and Avast
« Reply #6 on: June 09, 2012, 04:58:12 PM »
Thanks DJBone. Living and learning.
You're welcome. Same to me...  :D

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Re: Windows 8 and Avast
« Reply #7 on: June 18, 2012, 01:53:28 PM »
I just downloaded and installed Windows 8 release preview.   Windows Defender has  malware and antivirus. I still have Avast installed. Will running these two antivirus programs at the same time be a conflict? Do I need to run both?

avast installation (avast Internet Security edition) disabled Windows Defender on my PC. It is my experience.

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Re: Windows 8 and Avast
« Reply #8 on: June 18, 2012, 02:03:41 PM »
avast installation (avast Internet Security edition) disabled Windows Defender on my PC. It is my experience.

Good, as it's the way it should work. :)
W 8.1 [x64] - Avast PremSec 22.5.7216.B [UI.706] - Firefox ESR 91.9.1 [NS/uBO/PB] - Thunderbird 91.9.1
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