Windows 10: I Have Windows Defender, Do I Need McAfee?

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  1. Paul65-08 Win User

    I Have Windows Defender, Do I Need McAfee?


    Why would I need McAfee Anti-Virus Software if I have Windows Defender 10?


    [Original Title: Windows Defender]

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    Paul65-08, Dec 6, 2018
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  2. Conflict between McAfee and Windows Defender

    Did you ask McAfee support (McAfee) and/or in their forum (McAfee Support Community)?

    Try to


    In case Windows Defender is still not disabled after doing the above steps, either

    disable Windows Defender manually (see the Answer-marked post of GreginMich in

    this
    thread)

    or

    use a REG file (see Option 2 here: Windows Defender - Turn On or Off in Windows 10 )
     
    Jsssssssss, Dec 6, 2018
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  3. Jsssssssss, Dec 6, 2018
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  4. I Have Windows Defender, Do I Need McAfee?

    McAfee and Windows Defender

    When a different antimalware protection product is installed, Windows Defender is disabled to make sure the two products do not interfere. In other words, McAfee tells Windows that McAfee is now protecting the system, and Windows therefore turns off Windows
    Defender.

    There should be an uninstall entry for McAfee if you'd like to remove the trial. Go to Start | Settings | System | Apps & features to find McAfee's entry. Once you click on it, there should be an Uninstall button that'll kick off the uninstall steps.

    Regards,

    Aaron

    This information is provided "AS IS" without warranty, and confers no rights.
     
    Aaron Hulett - Former MSFT, Dec 6, 2018
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