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      • #2337021
        Susan Bradley

        Youtube video here This question came up the other day when I discussed Microsoft Defender.  If you are using a third party antivirus instead of Defen
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        Susan Bradley Patch Lady

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        AskWoody Plus

        Thanks for the clarification Susan, I noticed this on my machine the other day with Defender and thought that was peculiar. I have Bitdefender installed as my default AV solution.


      • #2337070
        AskWoody Plus

        Even with 3rd party a/v replacing Defender it is possible to use Defender for malware scanning.

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      • #2337532
        rc primak

        There is a specific setting I show in the Video where Malwarebytes knows to take over the role as your main antivirus and register itself as your default antivirus.

        That is an optional setting in Malwarebytes Premium. But it turns itself on by default. It’s integration into the Windows security center which names the feature. Leaving it off makes MBAM independent of WD and allows both to protect your system with minimal interference, as long as WD Protected Folders/Ransomware Protection is not turned on.


        -- rc primak

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        rc primak

        Be advised that if it is replaced by a third party AV/AM program, WD will not necessarily update its engine or its definitions.

        -- rc primak

      • #2338832
        AskWoody Plus

        I watched the video.   I am running Definder & MBAM; they seem to work well together.  I feel that I am getting my complete protection by running both – but I may be wrong.  My Defender is up to date.  I have not enabled “Always register Malwarebytes in the Windows Security Center.”

        Susan, why do you say to choose one or the other when it comes to running both MBAM & Defender?

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      • #2338849
        AskWoody MVP

        I’ve been running MBAM Premium as my SECONDARY anti-malware solution to Defender for years with nary a hiccup. Never had an incident either! 😎

        May the Forces of good computing be with you!


        PowerShell & VBA Rule!
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        • #2338853
          AskWoody Plus

          I haven’t had any issues either.  But Susan is much more knowledgeable than me and I wanted to understand the reasoning behind using only one or the other.

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