MSE & Windows Defender RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi All,

    I have installed Microsoft Security Essentials on my computer but I found that Windows defender are still listed in the startup program list (msconfig.exe). My questions are:

    1. Does MSE conflict, or overlap, with Windows defender?
    2. Are MSE's functionalities a superset of Windows defender? Can I simply turn off windows defender (both in startup and services) ane leave only MSE? Will this compromise the security of my computer?




    Wednesday, December 8, 2010 2:39 PM


  • Hi Bob,


    You may refer to the following link for your questions:


    Windows Defender and Microsoft Security Essentials





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    • Marked as answer by Bob Sun Saturday, December 11, 2010 12:43 PM
    Friday, December 10, 2010 3:43 AM