before, upgraded, windows, had, eset, antivirus, never, virus, with, able, use, have, defender, thank, you, advance,     before i upgraded to windows i had eset antivirus i never had a virus with it am i able to use eset or do i have to use windows defender thank you in advance

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 Post Posted: Mon Jul 04, 2016 5:27 am 
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Before I upgraded to Windows 10 I had ESET antivirus. I never had a virus with it. Am I able to use ESET or do I have to use Windows Defender? Thank you in advance.


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I don't see any reason you shouldn't be able to use ESET, it's always been your choice what you want to use for an anti-virus program. What OS did you upgrade from ? Have you had a look in your programs to see if it was included in the upgrade ? I know a lot of my stuff got included but at present I use the inbuilt Microsoft offering alongside Malwarebytes and SpywareBlaster.

You'll get the experts come along soon and put your mind at rest so see what they have to say.

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Joan:
I never realized ESET was still on my computer. I am using it now.


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Yes, you can use any compatible antivirus/antispyware program in place of Defender. Defender will be turned off.
A new feature will be available with the Windows 10 Anniversary Update that will allow you to use your chosen program for security *and* let Defender perform a periodic scan:
http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/prot ... 2e43191cf3
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Thanks Steve


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vic479h wrote:
Joan:
I never realized ESET was still on my computer. I am using it now.

Glad you found it and it's OK. :)

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