Microsoft Defender + Microsoft Update + ESET NOD32

rebelx

Honorable
Mar 18, 2012
5
0
10,510
0
I have ESET NOD32 installed on my system, but I still get pushed to download and install updates via Windows Update for Microsoft Defender. If I understand correctly, Defender is the default anti virus that's installed on all the computers. Is it necessary for me to update definitions for Defender when I have my own AV? If not, then do I need to keep Defender on my system? Does it serve any other purpose? Should I uninstall it?

Thanks!
 

bdcrlsn

Distinguished
Dec 31, 2007
42
0
18,580
0
I don't know if it can be uninstalled, as it is a part of Windows. Running more than 1 Anti-virus on a machine can sometimes cause conflicts, and usually when installing an anti-virus program, it usually disables Windows Defender automatically. If you want, you can disable it through the Administrative Tools\Services window.
 

rebelx

Honorable
Mar 18, 2012
5
0
10,510
0


Gotcha, I'll do it that way. I won't have to worry about Windows updates then as well.
 
Thread starter Similar threads Forum Replies Date
D Antivirus / Security / Privacy 4
K Antivirus / Security / Privacy 9
B Antivirus / Security / Privacy 5
M Antivirus / Security / Privacy 1
D Antivirus / Security / Privacy 7
Marshall Honorof Antivirus / Security / Privacy 5
L Antivirus / Security / Privacy 4
P Antivirus / Security / Privacy 2
F Antivirus / Security / Privacy 3
D Antivirus / Security / Privacy 2
D Antivirus / Security / Privacy 2
J Antivirus / Security / Privacy 2
D Antivirus / Security / Privacy 2
G Antivirus / Security / Privacy 3
B Antivirus / Security / Privacy 6
S Antivirus / Security / Privacy 3
Ransome Antivirus / Security / Privacy 2
K Antivirus / Security / Privacy 2
Jill Scharr Antivirus / Security / Privacy 5
Dark Lord of Tech Antivirus / Security / Privacy 5

ASK THE COMMUNITY