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#1 The Alpha Gamer

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Posted 01 March 2010 - 01:39 AM

Is it safe to have Avira and Windows Defender turned on at the same time? I've set WD so that it doesn't scan automatically, and i'd have thought if it was a bad idea Avira would have disabled it, but still, just checking.

#2 Som

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Posted 01 March 2010 - 10:42 AM

yep

#3 Phenom II

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Posted 01 March 2010 - 12:02 PM

Yea thats fine, as Defender is not an AV

#4 theapu

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Posted 01 March 2010 - 02:09 PM

Windows defender never detects any malware/adware. What it does is only updating its definitions.(I wonder what the hell is in them?) No problem in turning off automatic scanning.

If you want protection from malwares use MALWAREBYTES.

Edited by theapu, 01 March 2010 - 06:16 PM.


#5 ayoshi

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Posted 01 March 2010 - 03:18 PM

Yeah use Avira + Malwarebytes and a decent powerful firewall :whistle:

#6 The Alpha Gamer

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Posted 02 March 2010 - 01:39 PM

Is it ok that Avira turns itself off for a few seconds when it installs updates? o_O

#7 Phenom II

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Posted 02 March 2010 - 04:06 PM

If an antivirus is disabled, it does not mean you are going to get infected right away, infact AVs do nothing the majority of the time, scan clean files etc, but they are there for if and when you come in contact with a virus - so in a word, yes its fine, but I doubt it completely disables itself, there will be services still running while it updates

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Posted 02 March 2010 - 04:27 PM

If an antivirus is disabled, it does not mean you are going to get infected right away, infact AVs do nothing the majority of the time, scan clean files etc, but they are there for if and when you come in contact with a virus - so in a word, yes its fine, but I doubt it completely disables itself, there will be services still running while it updates


Well the umbrella in the tray icon closes and i get a windows notification something something needs my attention then just after that Avira says it's installed updates and the umbrella opens again

#9 Phenom II

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Posted 02 March 2010 - 04:44 PM

Yea, your fine, its a design of Avira, I am sure they would not leave you unprotected, but the chances of you coming into contact with a virus in that millisecond it restarts the program is very slim, but like I say, I doubt it completely disables all protection

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Posted 02 March 2010 - 04:47 PM

All antivirus disables protection when they are installing updates. These updates are of very small sizes (some KBs). The updating process takes only seconds (or less than a second). So practically no chance of infected during updating.(But Theoritically it can be)

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Posted 27 July 2010 - 02:47 AM

Windows Defender is a free program that helps protect your computer against pop-ups, slow performance, and security threats caused by spyware and other unwanted software.
You can run Windows Defender antivirus and Avira antivirus.

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Posted 27 July 2010 - 09:37 AM

Windows Defender is a free program that helps protect your computer against pop-ups, slow performance, and security threats caused by spyware and other unwanted software.
You can run Windows Defender antivirus and Avira antivirus.

Windows Defender Antivirus??????????? That ain't Antivirus.

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