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windows defender + Microsoft AntiSpyware

Q: is it okay/safe to run both mcafee AV software and both windows defenfer and mciorosft antispyware (new beta release) at the same time? or would this result in conflict?

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Re: windows defender + Microsoft AntiSpyware

Regular Windows Defender is always disabled when you install a McAfee product but it is OK to reactivate it once McAfee is fully installed and working.    I think it would not be a good idea to run anything beta as a) it isn't supported and b) although I am not familiar with it, if it contains an antivirus component, it could actually be dangerous because running 2 A/V applications can actually leave you open to infection.   (As with Microsoft Security Essentials or the new Windows Defender that comes with Windows 8).

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