Avast (free edition) and Windows Defender


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Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1, IE10.

I should have asked this question long time ago................
I thought Avast was supposed to turn off Windows Defender.
I have Avast free edition, ver 2014.9.0.2006 installed, replacing MSE, about a month or so ago.
My Windows Defender is still running.
In fact, I've just checked on them. Both are running happily together.
Why is that?
 
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Core

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Because in Windows 7, Defender is not an antivirus solution and is a separate product from MSE. As of Windows 8's version of Defender, it includes an antivirus and replaces MSE.
 

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