With Windows Defender now up and running on my Windows 10 desktop, can I safely drop my AVG illness protection?
The details lie in the question itself. Put another way, my Lenovo desktop, circa 2011, was a Windows 7 computer until the conversion to Windows 10 in 2015. I operate AVG Internet Security software for anti-illness and other protections. My question, then,
is can I cease that coverage with the presence of Windows Defender anti-illness protection now present on this computer?
I would appreciate feedback from the community on this issue.
J R Lowell
The decision as to whether to use Windows Defender is basically up to the individual user.
It mechanism quite well for me on my Windows 10 computer. But other users may prefer a third party program.
Here is some reading material you may find of interest: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-10/getstarted-protect-your-pc Note
the “block” near the conclusion of this document from Microsoft that reads Windows Defender automatically turns off if you install another antivirus app.
If you wish to use Windows Defender you should uninstall AVG, run the AVG Removal Usefulness and restart the computer. WD should be enabled. See
of anti-malware product removal tools
You may want to review Configure Windows Defender in Windows 8,
8.1 and 10
If you want to consider using an antivirus program other than Windows Defender (to include AVG) see the following – – –
Is Windows Defender The
Best For Windows 10? Good article but ignore the ads.