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Windows Defender and McAfee ?

I have Windows 10 and it has Windows Defender. Whenever i download something it scan it automatically. McAfee will do the same thing. My question is why would i chose McAfee antivirus when we already have Windows Defender ?

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Re: Windows Defender and McAfee ?

Hi @johnbelley_ 

Windows defender is the default AV in win 10 where as if you install McAfee or any other security product, it is like additional protection to PC. When compared to default AV (Defender) McAfee comes with LAM version (Light weight Antimalware) and also have schedule scan option. If any AV installed on a device it will be taken over the default AV which comes with the machine.


Magesh J

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So do you think i should permanently turn Windows defender off when i have McAfee Anti virus ?

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I think you will find that McAfee will have turned windows defender off.

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Yup i installed it already and now its working perfect on my laptop. But it stuck at 1% on my PC. i am still digging the way to fix this issue. but no one reply there

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