Windows Defender and anti-virus softwarea

  1. Tony Vella's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro 10.0.17763 Build 17763
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    Windows Defender and anti-virus softwarea


    If I have a strong, constantly updated anti-virus software installed on my laptop, do I need Windows Defender? Should/can I turn it off? It seems like overkill.
    Thanks in advance.
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  2. Bree's Avatar
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    10 Home x64 (2004) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
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    Tony Vella said:
    If I have a strong, constantly updated anti-virus software installed on my laptop....
    ...then Defender's real-time protection is automatically turned off so it won't conflict. Defender is still available to do an on-demand scan though, so it is still of some benefit. The Windows Defender Security Centre has other functions besides real-time protection, those too remain available.

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