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How can I run Windows Defender while running a second anti-virus in Windows 8?

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I want to run a Windows Defender scan while running an antivirus scan. In my case I am using Trend Micro OfficeScan Antivirus with Windows 8.

Currently Windows 8 will close and disable Windows defender if I start up another antivirus.

asked Nov 23, 2012 by anonymous  
Running two anti-virus security software programs has never been a good idea. Why do you want to run both at the sametime? They will conflict with one another if you manage to figure out a way around the built in protections to prevent you from doing exactly this

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If you wish to run Windows Defender scan, you must disable you other installed antivirus for that moment. Once the scan from Windows defender has finished scanning, you can start up another antivirus and continue scanning with that. I think, it is a good initiative by Windows 8 to disable Windows defender, if it finds another antivirus, as in case of Windows 7, we have to manually take care of it, as keeping two antivirus software together on a machine is not advisable.

answered Nov 23, 2012 by anonymous  
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You don't want to do that, run one or the other. When you install a 3rd party antivirus it disables Windows Defender.

answered Nov 23, 2012 by anonymous  
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