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  1. #1


    England
    Posts : 24
    Windows 8 Pro 64bit

    Windows defender popup


    Is there anyway to turn off the annoying popup in the top right of the screen aswell as the irritating sound everytime it it detects Malware which seems to be every 5 seconds, I am also running Malware Bytes Pro so do I really need Defender anyway. Thanks.
    Ricky

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  2. #2


    Posts : 2,156
    Win7 Ult on DIY; Win8 Pro on MBP/Parallels; Win7 Ult on MBP/Boot Camp; Win7 Ult/Win8 Pro on HP


    I am surprised you can run both at the same time. If really running, deactivate Malware Bytes Pro to see what happens. Defender may be detecting Malware Bytes Pro. Personally, I'd use Defender rather than Malware Bytes Pro.
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  3. #3


    England
    Posts : 24
    Windows 8 Pro 64bit


    HMM..well in the end I decided to just go with ESET smart security but I'll do a bit of experimenting, thanks for the reply !
    Had a problem with My pictures.scr popping up now and again and Defender didn't pick it up at all, Malware bytes did so just have to wait and see !
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  4. #4


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    Win7 Ult on DIY; Win8 Pro on MBP/Parallels; Win7 Ult on MBP/Boot Camp; Win7 Ult/Win8 Pro on HP


    You are very welcome. Good luck with the issue. We'll see how it goes.
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  5. #5


    England
    Posts : 24
    Windows 8 Pro 64bit


    Eset nod 32 Smart Security was my final decision seems to be working very well !!!!!
    Kindest regards
    Ricky
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  6. #6


    I'm also running MalWareBytes Pro with the built-in Win7 Microsoft Security Essentials and they work well together on my PC. They are complimentary as MalWareBytes Pro isn't an AV, it's a different product and needs an AV product along with it.
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