Running two antivirus programs

mike2111

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Settings indicates that my F-Secure antivirus is switched off and Defender is switched on. When I open the F-secure app it is shown as fully active - I thought that running two AV programs at the same time was problematic. There seems no way to switch defender off and keep F-Secure on as Windows 10 seems to believe that F-Secure is off. I am currently having difficulty installing a new program, which might be caused by an AV program conflict. What should I do?
 

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It's not advisable to install and use a third-party antivirus app (such as F-Secure) in Windows 10 because it can cause various issues.

It's advisable to stick with Windows 10's built-in antivirus app - Windows Security aka Windows Defender.

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Most of the forum experts here suggest only using Defender. Whether it's better than others I'm not experienced enough to know, however I have not had any issues with Defender.

Regards Silversurf
 

mike2111

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Thanks for all the responses. I have currently got F-Secure, provided by my ISP for free, switched off, but having read the article I am now at a loss as to what is the best thing to do. Switching off F-Secure has not solved the problems I have started to have with my PC, so I think I need to re-install Windows - reluctantly.
 

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Turning OFF a AV program does not always turn off the protection.

I would uninstall the F-Secure and us ONLY Defender.
 
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Run Windows Security to see what's indicated in Virus and Threat Protection. In my case, it says that Kaspersky Security Cloud is on.
 

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