Solved Remove Windows Defender ?

dotty999

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Can I use a different AV or am I stuck with Windows Defender since upgrading to 10?
 

Cookiegal

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However, you're best to stick with Windows Defender as most experts agree third party ones often have compatibility issues and Windows Defender is fully compatible, of course.
 

flavallee

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Dotty:
"Windows Defender" in Windows 10 is actually called Windows Security and is a full-feature antivirus app.
It's recommended to use it instead of installing and using a third-party antivirus app.
To add to what Karen said, using a third-party antivirus app in Windows 10 can cause various issues.
Windows updates failing to install is one of them.
Frank

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dotty999

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Thanks Frank. I'd prefer to go with my own choice but seeing as that isn't possible I'll TRY to grin and bear it for now :)
 
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There are other things you can try that are 3rd party that does not replace Windows Defender/Security. Like HitManPro which springs to life after a detection - only then do you pay. VoodooShield is an antiexecutable that only allows exe that are already present to run, foreign exe's get a prompt and an online check. VoodooShield is free with pay option so you can adjust the default configurations.
 

dotty999

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I've never paid for programmes as there are usually free options to try but thanks for the info
 

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