The new Dell laptop i got a couple months ago came loaded with McAfee "LiveSafe" which was a full blown anti-virus program that was a 1 year free subscription as part of the purchase. With McAfee loaded, Windows Defender took a second seat and wasn't the real time anti-virus program, but only did it's updates and do random background scans. I didn't really like McAfee, as the user interface was horrible and it didn't give much scanning and protection info to the user. So I decided to uninstall it and install my Malwarebytes Premium (a full license version). I actually installed Malwarebytes Premium before uninstalling McAfee and they both seemed to play well with each other. Anyway, the setup I ultimately want is Windows Defender and Malwarebytes Premium both working together in unison, which is routinely done from the info I've found on Malwarebytes website and other websites. After making a setting change in Malwarebytes Premium it looks like both Windows Defender and Malwarebytes Premium are both fully active. Before turning off the setting of "Register Malwarebytes in the Windows Security Center", only Malwarebytes was the real time program and Defender was not running real time, but randomly doing "Quick" scans in the background. So another security setting I came across was the "Core Isolation > Memory Integrity" setting located in "Windows Security > Device Security" options. Mine was set to "Off", but I'm wondering if it should be turned "On" (if not, why not?). Anyone here using this security setting set to "On" ? Here's info from Microsoft what this setting does ... sounds like it wouldn't hurt to turn it on. https:/
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us... docs.microsoft.com/ en-us/ windows/ security/ threat-protection/ device-guard/ memory-integrity tion-in-windows-defender-security-center
Screen shot of the "Core Isolation" setting:
On a side note, uninstalling McAfee was a royal pain as it was embedded in all kinds of stuff, even the Google Chrome web browser. The loaded McAfee stuff ultimately consisted of 1) McAfee "LiveSafe", 2) McAfee "WebAdvisor" and 3) McAfee "Personal Security" (a separate App that was uninstallable). I could probably write a short book on what it took uninstall and clean up all associated folders and files. Without using Revo Uninstaller there would have been way more garbage leftover and it would have been a big nightmare.