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I've been running Malwarebytes 3 alongside Norton for a couple of years with no problems, however my Norton is expiring so I decided to remove it and use Windows Defender alongside Malwarebytes 3. The recommended Setting for Windows Action Center in Malwarebytes turns off Windows Defender real time protection. I have changed that setting to "Never Register Malwarebytes" which allows real time protection for both. Everything seems to be running fine currently. Am I asking for trouble leaving things this way? Are other users doing the same thing without any issues?

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Hello and Welcome

There should be no issues with MB3 and Windows Defender running along side each other....

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1 hour ago, mikosh6 said:

I have changed that setting to "Never Register Malwarebytes" which allows real time protection for both. Everything seems to be running fine currently. Am I asking for trouble leaving things this way? Are other users doing the same thing without any issues?

I use the same setup and have no issues. All of my clients are setup up the same way. I do tell Defender to exclude MB's files just in case.  https://support.malwarebytes.com/docs/DOC-1123

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18 hours ago, mikosh6 said:

Thanks Firefox and Porthos for the replies. I've excluded those Malwarebyte 3 files as suggested.

Your welcome, glad we could help

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