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Windows 10 component anti-virus or AVG (conflict)

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I have Windows 10 with Windows Defender anti-virus.
I wish to use AVG free instead, which I already downloaded and installed... the program says it works in passive mode, as that Defender is installed and it don't wanna conquer with it (has such mode).
What do I do... is it safe to uninstall some Windows 10 component (this Defender anti-virus)? Or I can stop it in some way - deactivate its anti-virus guards / features? ...I would like to deactivate it. How?

In many thanks! :)

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Uninstall AVG, use Windows Defender, and never look back. AVG is not the product it use to be and Windows Defender does a great job without all the AVG/Avast junk.
I agree with Rob.
Stick with Windows 10's built-in Windows Defender Security Center.

Windows 10 doesn't do well with a third-party antivirus app in some computers.
And having one can cause issues with installing Windows 10 updates.

I'll post it right here, again... :)

I've removed AVG now. Now, it's only Windows Defender working.

Another upcoming problem is that, after Windows startup, the Windows Defender doesn't shows up at the task bar. I have to launch it manually and that's how it shows there.

I haven't used CCleaner or anything yet! ...So it's not the registry.
Try this

Right click on Defender in the Task Bar select Open > click on Virus and Threat Protection > click on Virus and Threat Protection Settings > Real Time Protection is turned on
Be sure to run the AVG Removal Tool:
Even if it says it didn't find anything choose the Run Anyway option.
Ran the remover - didn't helped to make the icon appear.

Defender's real-time protection is on.
At the task manager there's my ATI and OneDrive on auto-start, but no Defender to turn it on. :(
I need this icon back on! :(
Windows Services (Local)

Check to see if Windows Defender Antivirus Service is set to run Automatic.

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This option to show or not to show the Defender icon in the taskbar is common to Internet. People often having troubles with it.

I cannot remember if that icon was shown during AVG was installed... now it's not (I've also ran the AVG remover).

Some people find information how to turn it off. I need it on, automatically, for long time.
Right-click on the taskbar, then click "Taskbar settings".
When the Taskbar window appears, click "Select which icons appear on the taskbar".
Make sure the "Windows Defender notification icon" is on.

In Windows 10, type msconfig in the search box, then press the Enter key.
When the System Configuration window appears, click the "Startup" tab, then click "Open task manager".
Make sure "Windows Defender notification icon" is enabled.


Here's one site.

Option 3 is my favorite; but, how the hell to do it if Defender is NOT listed at the startups there?!
(Maybe let's do it cut and add way, like Windows 98 times - to find Startup folder and add shortcut/icon to it?) :D :D

...I really-really appreciate your professionalism - I'll try it there.
The stupid thing is that Microsoft is up to deactivate that icon, on that opinion to it.

...I cannot remember to see that Defender icon when I first installed. :D :D

I like the forum so much!
Techs, please help with this... I figured out! This is gonna be the best solution on the internet for this problem!

I should find "startup" Windows 10 folder and put a shortcut of Defender notification icon there (not the exe by the way).

...I have CCleaner - so it's same easy.
Please try the following to see if it will fix your issues.

Step 1:
Download Speccy to your desktop

1. File > Publish Snapshot. This saves your snapshot to their servers
2. Copy and Paste the link to your next Reply

Step 2:
Click on Start menu
Type command to start searching
Right click on command prompt in list and select Run Administrator
Copy and Paste each the commands below into the command prompt and press Enter key

1. sfc /scannow (best to run 2-3 times, rebooting after each time)

2. (Windows 8 or higher)
dism /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth

If any Errors are found with sfc /scannow then:
Copy and Paste the following command, and press ENTER:
findstr /c:"[SR]" %windir%\Logs\CBS\CBS.log >"%userprofile%\Desktop\sfcdetails.txt"
This will copy sfcdetails.txt to your desktop
Upload sfcdetails.txt file
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Do this anyhow connected to sfc /scannow command? :/

Where is auto start folder?
I am sorry I don’t understand your question. Please follow these steps before doing anything with the startup folder.
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