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My wife's Windows 10 laptop unbearably slow.  Did everything I could to optimize it.  Finally I removed Kaspersky and replaced it with Malwarebytes.   Ten times faster.  This computer will get by with Windows defender and malwarebytes.  Not sure why Kaspersky slowed the computer down so much.  I have no problems with Kasperksy on my other computers...maybe its gremlins.

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Question though... I notice Windows Defender real time is not ON and I can't find a way to turn it on.  Is Windows Defender needed with the latest malwarebytes  or should I figure out how to make both run at the same time. I'm okay with using just Malwarebytes if we have to...but....

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5 minutes ago, Robert_X said:

but Malwarebytes is not an AV.

We can debate this forever but I will not. I feel as you do and have Defender active as well. But Malwarebytes has been approved by Microsoft as an AV replacement so it allows it to turn off Defender like others.

 

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18 minutes ago, Porthos said:

We can debate this forever but I will not. I feel as you do and have Defender active as well. But Malwarebytes has been approved by Microsoft as an AV replacement so it allows it to turn off Defender like others.

 

@Porthos is correct. I have Windows Defender and Malwarebytes both setup on my old laptop running the latest MS OS Build 20H2 19042.685.

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