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    Question Bit defender Antivirus Question

    I Current run Bit defender as a separate program. A few Questions:

    1. If I upgrade this program, do the two version work together?

    2. Do they work together now?

    3.A. Can I turn off the one in Spybot?
    B. Or do I Have to uninstall the installed one; Bit Defender free?
    C. Any issues with this?

    4.A. Does the update for Spybot Auto update?
    B. Does it include Antivirus updates too?

    5. is the purchase an ONE year or lifetime membership?

    thank you for your time.
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    Hello dcwttaoo1,

    Quote Originally Posted by dcwttaoo1 View Post
    I Current run Bit defender as a separate program. A few Questions:

    1. If I upgrade this program, do the two version work together?

    2. Do they work together now?

    3.A. Can I turn off the one in Spybot?
    B. Or do I Have to uninstall the installed one; Bit Defender free?
    C. Any issues with this?

    4.A, B. Does the update for Spybot Auto update?
    B. Does it include Antivirus updates too?

    5. is the purchase an ONE year or lifetime membership?

    thank you for your time.
    1,2,3 A,B,C.
    Rule of thumb is one anti virus program resident to avoid conflicts, loss of program efficiency and system lock up due to both software products attempting to access the same files at the same time.

    FAQ:
    "Several users have asked if it is possible to disable the antivirus component in paid editions of Spybot. This is not possible, but should not be necessary to fix any issues you may be experiencing with Spybot.

    Common Issues:

    1. Spybot conflicts with another antivirus program:
      • If you are using another antivirus program that contains Live Protection, Real-time Protection or some equivalent, this could be conflicting with Spybot’s Live Protection and causing your issue.
      • You can avoid this by disabling Live Protection on either Spybot or your other antivirus program."


    https://www.safer-networking.org/faq...bot-antivirus/

    4. A, B.
    B.
    To compare editions:
    https://www.safer-networking.org/private/
    https://www.safer-networking.org/private/compare/

    "Spybot Free Edition definitions are updated on a weekly basis, and can be manually updated using the Update symbol in Start Center.
    The Home Edition and above of Spybot +AV include dedicated antivirus detection with multiple definition updates a day. These will be downloaded automatically via a scheduled tasks that you’ll never miss an update."

    https://www.safer-networking.org/updating/

    5.
    Annual License, one year.

    Hope that helps.

    Best regards.
    Microsoft MVP Reconnect 2018-
    Windows Insider MVP 2016-2018
    Microsoft Consumer Security MVP 2006-2016

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    Thank you, this is very helpful.

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