Can I disable one anti-virus to try another?

Naicheervan Abbas

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I have Norton Internet Security at the moment, and I just did a full scan with it to possibly try and resolve a pc problem (pc black screens after an hour of gaming), and now I want to try do a scan with windows defender, too. Can I turn Norton off for a while to do the scan, then turn it back on after i then disable windows defender, or no?

Thanks for any input :)
 

JackNaylorPE

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When I used to manage on line libraries, any library "sysop" was required to scan with at least two AVs before releasing any files for d/l.

One of the ones we oft used was F-Prot which was nice as you could choose to have it function as either an active scanner or just let it do nothing until you wanted it to (no active scanning). So while using another active scanner, I would have F-Prot just do nightly scans while everyone slept and over about 15 years it caught 2 or 3 issues that other vendors missed.

You can d/l it and use it free for 30 days... used to cost me about $2 per seat.

http://www.f-prot.com/download/

As for Defender, having Defender defend your PC is kinda like the letting the Freedonian Army and Rufus T. Firefly guard your borders (that was for the other old fogeys)

https://www.av-test.org/en/antivirus/home-windows/

As you can see above Defender scores far worse than any other free AV.
 

Naicheervan Abbas

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I just tried it and I got a message saying "Windows defender is turned off and hasn't been monitoring your computer" "If you're using another app to check for malicious or unwanted software, use security and maintenance to checks the apps status" I disables Norton firewall though, so why can't i still use Windows Defender?
 

USAFRet

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What steps have you done to try to turn it on?
 

Naicheervan Abbas

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Basically just disabled the firewall which Norton is hooked up to
 

JackNaylorPE

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When I used to manage on line libraries, any library "sysop" was required to scan with at least two AVs before releasing any files for d/l.

One of the ones we oft used was F-Prot which was nice as you could choose to have it function as either an active scanner or just let it do nothing until you wanted it to (no active scanning). So while using another active scanner, I would have F-Prot just do nightly scans while everyone slept and over about 15 years it caught 2 or 3 issues that other vendors missed.

You can d/l it and use it free for 30 days... used to cost me about $2 per seat.

http://www.f-prot.com/download/

As for Defender, having Defender defend your PC is kinda like the letting the Freedonian Army and Rufus T. Firefly guard your borders (that was for the other old fogeys)

https://www.av-test.org/en/antivirus/home-windows/

As you can see above Defender scores far worse than any other free AV.
 
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