Windows 10: Third-party antivirus alongside Windows defender

Discus and support Third-party antivirus alongside Windows defender in AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security to solve the problem; Noob question, I'm sure it has been asked and answered a million times, but can I run a third party security software while leaving defender active? I... Discussion in 'AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security' started by dexsk, May 21, 2019.

  1. dexsk Win User

    Third-party antivirus alongside Windows defender


    Noob question, I'm sure it has been asked and answered a million times, but can I run a third party security software while leaving defender active? I had Eset for years with Malwarebytes as backup manual scanner, now with Win10 I'm considering leaving the paid antivirus market and go Windows defender, but it still makes me nervous to rely on one free solution and I'd like to have a fully featured free backup like Avast or Avira in parallel.
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    dexsk, May 21, 2019
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  2. Decent free antivirus?

    Oh and just in case its for an older O/S

    this little nugget of goodness
    Still not on Windows 10? Fine, sighs Microsoft, here are its antivirus tools for Windows 7, 8.1
    Redmond extends ATP to older builds, adds third-party links
     
    dorsetknob, May 21, 2019
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  3. HammerON Win User
    Decent free antivirus?

    Late to the party, but I suggest Windows Defender to friends and use it for my builds.
     
    HammerON, May 21, 2019
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  4. Third-party antivirus alongside Windows defender

    Windows Defender - antivirus?

    Windows defender is a built in antivirus, that detects all type of threats.You do not need to install any 3rd party antivirus.

    In windows 7 and earlier Microsoft security essentials was to be used with windows defender for a full system protection, but in Windows 8 and later windows defender's capabilities have been increased to make it a full fledged antivirus.

    I suggest rolling with Windows Defender (preinstalled)+Malwarebytes for a full system security.
     
    Sumit Dhiman2, May 21, 2019
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