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Windows Defender v Avast in Windows 8 - Hmmm


onthelimit1

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A couple of weeks ago, I saw a thread where someone stated that if a third party AV was installed in W8 it automatically disabled Defender.

Imagine my surprise this morning when, on my PC with Avast, Defender popped up saying it had identified a problem (Hackfile or somesuch) and was cleaning it.

So, what is going on?

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rdave13

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Win 8's defender is an anti virus and anti malware program. Had to use it as my favourite AV (Avast!) was having problems with Win8. Defender was ok as I ran it for a month or so. Actually Win 8 runs better with it than a third party AV.

Decided to install AVG in the end (couldn't be bothered to wait for Avast to fix the problems) and that runs well on Windows 8.

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