Can Defender interfere with AntiVirus, that checks for Spyware, too?

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Security' started by Volker Hable, Feb 20, 2007.

  1. Volker Hable

    Volker Hable Guest


    My antivirus (Sophos, but I think many others will do the same) offers
    me also to scan for unwanted software like spy- or adware, also on
    access. When having this enable should I disable the real time
    protection of Windows Defender? It's often said, that two simultaneous
    on-access-scanners are not good; is this also for Windows Defender or
    works it in any other way, where it doesn't interfere with the AV?
    Would be great, if someone could explain.

    Thanks and many greetings from Germany,

    Volker Hable, Feb 20, 2007
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  2. I removed Defender before I installed Norton Internet Security 2007. Figured
    having more than one doing the same job could slow things down.

    Sudbury, Canada
    Daniel Côté, Feb 20, 2007
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  3. Volker Hable

    Volker Hable Guest

    Hi Dan,

    thanks for your answer!

    Cheers, Volker
    Volker Hable, Feb 24, 2007
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