Compatibility of Trend Micro Maximum Security Software with other similar products.

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HI, I have just installed Trend Micro Maximum Security Software. While it was downloading/installing a message appeared (Not from Trend Micro) advising that "Microsoft Windows Defender" was turned off and suggested that I 'tap' the small message screen and turn it on. Can you please advise me what to do?. My question is, should 'Windows Defender' be uninstalled or is it OK to remain installed but set in the "Off' setting.
Eddie BRUCE
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Just a long-time Trend Micro user here, but from what I know, Trend Micro works hand-in-hand with Windows Defender. Other security products do not. You should not have a problem with Defender.
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Thank you for your comments. What led me to ask the question intended for the Trend Micro Techo's was a FAQ on the Microsoft website which did not support what you say. In the end I feel a need to rely on the Trend Micro people to guide me here given that they are responsible for the complete performance of their product. My version of Windows is 8.1.
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Hi ,

Always on any device only use one Security Software.

Disable windows defender when alert . and use only Trend Micro maximum Security.

Regards ,

Amir
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Hi eddiebruce  and welcome to thecommunity!

Windows Defender is automatically disabled by the TrendMicro program during installation. This is done because Windows Defender is consideredan incompatible software, but unlike other antivirus programs, it cannot beuninstalled from the computer since it is a default Windows program that keepsthe computer safe in case there is no antivirus program installed on thecomputer.

Once Trend Micro has been uninstalled from your computer,Windows Defender will be automatically enabled again.

Hope this answers your question.



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Thank you very much for your comments
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You're welcome. Should you have further concerns, do post on this community again.

Have a good weekend!

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