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    Antivirus

    Hi
    Ive got ..........


    disktective
    Malwarebytes
    SUPERantiSpyware free edition
    Temp Files Cleaner

    any others you would advise getting for maintenance ?
    Windows 10

    Intel Pentium (R) CPU N3700 @ 1.60 GHz

    RAM 8 GIG

    64 BIT OPERATING SYSTEM
    x64 based processor

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    Which operating system do you have?

    Built-in Windows Defender on Windows 10 is a good antivirus to be running full time for protection. Microsoft Security Essentials for Windows 7. Bitdefender is what I use currently on my Win 7 computer.

    Superantispyware is a very old and largely out of date program and hasn't been recommended for ages.

    Malwarebytes is one of the best especially if it's the paid version which runs full time to work alongside your antivirus program. I use the free version to scan my computer once/week.

    I use CCleaner for general maintenance and cleaning out temp files and other useless things not needed on my computer.

    I wouldn't use any registry cleaners. They can cause more problems than they're worth.

    If you have a disc hard drive then Defraggler is a good defragmentation program although Windows own does the job if it's currently active. If you have a SSD defragging is not needed.
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    thanks,
    Im on windows 10 ... wonder if windows defender is running automatically ?

    Ill go get CC Cleaner....
    Windows 10

    Intel Pentium (R) CPU N3700 @ 1.60 GHz

    RAM 8 GIG

    64 BIT OPERATING SYSTEM
    x64 based processor

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    wonder if windows defender is running automatically
    It is active by default unless you or another program has stopped it. Usually installing a third party a/v will shut it off (not Malwarebytes though)

    To see if Defender is active
    Open Task Manager and click on Details tab. Scroll down and look for MsMpEng.exe and the stats column will show if it's running.
    https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/...0-0c7d9037558d
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    HAD a look in the details
    all in alphabetical order but MsMpEng.exe is not there !
    Windows 10

    Intel Pentium (R) CPU N3700 @ 1.60 GHz

    RAM 8 GIG

    64 BIT OPERATING SYSTEM
    x64 based processor

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    managed to get on windows defender firewall window
    and it says there..... windows defender firewall is on ....

    so I guess Im ok !

    thanks for advice.....
    Windows 10

    Intel Pentium (R) CPU N3700 @ 1.60 GHz

    RAM 8 GIG

    64 BIT OPERATING SYSTEM
    x64 based processor

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    Just to be clear the firewall is not the same program as the anti-virus. They should both be on and running.

    Do read and follow the instructions in the above link...

    How to turn on Windows Defender
    https://www.itpro.co.uk/desktop-soft...ndows-defender

    Did you ever install another antivirus on that computer?
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    found this page

    I also have the free version of AVG running


    Windows 10

    Intel Pentium (R) CPU N3700 @ 1.60 GHz

    RAM 8 GIG

    64 BIT OPERATING SYSTEM
    x64 based processor

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    Ok, then with AVG installed Windows antivirus is and should be off. The notification above takes AVG into account as your a/v protection.
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