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  1. Joined : Oct 2014
    Michigan USA
    Posts : 193
    Windows 10 64-bit Home
       31 Jul 2015 #1

    Do I need Defender?


    I have the pro version of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware + Microsoft Security Essentials. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware is on & monitoring. Do I need Defender? I keep getting this window on login.

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  2. Joined : Jul 2015
    California
    Posts : 58
    Windows 10 Pro
       31 Jul 2015 #2

    From the time I started using Windows 8, which would have been January 2013, the only thing I used was Windows Defender. I'm curious to know if I really need to use anything else
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  3. Joined : Oct 2014
    Michigan USA
    Posts : 193
    Windows 10 64-bit Home
       31 Jul 2015 #3

    GatsbyGlen said: View Post
    From the time I started using Windows 8, which would have been January 2013, the only thing I used was Windows Defender. I'm curious to know if I really need to use anything else
    I believe there's a MS video that explains that Windows Defender is anti-malware only. I believe you most definitely need an anti-virus as well. Microsoft Security Essentials is free.
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  4. Joined : Sep 2014
    Posts : 2,923
    Windows 10 Pro
       31 Jul 2015 #4

    GARoss said: View Post
    I believe there's a MS video that explains that Windows Defender is anti-malware only. I believe you most definitely need an anti-virus as well. Microsoft Security Essentials is free.
    No. Defender used to be just anti-malware in Windows 7, but in windows 8 they added anti-virus to it, so it's both.
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  5. Joined : Jul 2015
    California
    Posts : 58
    Windows 10 Pro
       31 Jul 2015 #5

    Mystere said: View Post
    No. Defender used to be just anti-malware in Windows 7, but in windows 8 they added anti-virus to it, so it's both.
    Yes, when I was using Win 7 I was using MSE then. I'm not sure how much better the other AV apps really are. Windows Defender worked fine for me with Win 8.
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  6. Joined : Oct 2013
    Penns Forrest
    Posts : 3,506
    Win_8.1-Pro, Win_10.1607-Pro, Mint_17.3
       31 Jul 2015 #6

    Windows 10: Defender is MSE rebranded.

    Mbam & Defender play nice together. What you don't need is MSE.

    Uninstall MSE on Win10 and that message will probably go away.
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  7. Joined : Oct 2014
    Michigan USA
    Posts : 193
    Windows 10 64-bit Home
       31 Jul 2015 #7

    Slartybart said: View Post
    Windows 10: Defender is MSE rebranded.

    Mbam & Defender play nice together. What you don't need is MSE.

    Uninstall MSE on Win10 and that message will probably go away.
    Aaaa. I came from Win7. OK, will do.
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  8. Joined : Oct 2014
    Michigan USA
    Posts : 193
    Windows 10 64-bit Home
       31 Jul 2015 #8

    Well, when I try to uninstall MSE it says it's already installed! Huh?

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    I tried to start Defender but I get an error code 0x8007139f. This might be because of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware on???
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  9. Joined : Jan 2014
    Walnut Beach, Milford, Ct
    Posts : 7,570
    Win10 Pro / Remix 3.0
       31 Jul 2015 #9

    MBAM would not cause an error.
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  10. Joined : Jan 2014
    Walnut Beach, Milford, Ct
    Posts : 7,570
    Win10 Pro / Remix 3.0
       31 Jul 2015 #10

    Do you or did you have any other security program on you 'puter ?
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