Avira ver. 10 tells me to disable Defender

Discussion in 'Spyware' started by Juarez, Apr 4, 2010.

  1. Juarez

    Juarez Guest

    Avira recently put out a new version and when installing it it tells me
    I should disable Defender because Avira does what Defender does too and
    it may cause conflicts. I disabled Defender but I am using free Avira so
    am thinking maybe free Avira doesn't overlap with Defender and I should
    have both enabled. What do you think?
     
    Juarez, Apr 4, 2010
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  2. From: "Juarez" <>

    | Avira recently put out a new version and when installing it it tells me
    | I should disable Defender because Avira does what Defender does too and
    | it may cause conflicts. I disabled Defender but I am using free Avira so
    | am thinking maybe free Avira doesn't overlap with Defender and I should
    | have both enabled. What do you think?

    Re-enable it and see what transpires.
     
    David H. Lipman, Apr 4, 2010
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  3. Juarez

    Juarez Guest

    It's not a matter of if they coexist ok together or not, I don't want
    Defender enabled if the new Avira makes it redundant. Defender has never
    found squat anyway so don't think I need it if I have Avira and
    Malwarebytes.
     
    Juarez, Apr 5, 2010
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  4. From: "Juarez" <>



    | It's not a matter of if they coexist ok together or not, I don't want
    | Defender enabled if the new Avira makes it redundant. Defender has never
    | found squat anyway so don't think I need it if I have Avira and
    | Malwarebytes.

    Well if you have Malwarebytes' anti malware, yes, it is redundant.
     
    David H. Lipman, Apr 5, 2010
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  5. Juarez

    Juarez Guest

    I only have the free version so it doesn't run resident.
     
    Juarez, Apr 5, 2010
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  6. From: "Juarez" <>



    | I only have the free version so it doesn't run resident.

    It still surpasses Windows Defender.
    That is if you practice Safe Hex and run an periodic, and signature updated, "On Demnand"
    scan.
     
    David H. Lipman, Apr 6, 2010
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  7. Juarez

    Juarez Guest

    Yep, I do. I have noscript installed into Firefox too so that helps a
    lot because I have read that web site drive by infections are becoming
    more and more common.
     
    Juarez, Apr 6, 2010
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