Defender Endpoint function with other AV

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Does Defender for Endpoint conflict with other AV's, like Bitdefender, F-Secure etc. or does it complement other AV products?

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  1. Limitless Technology 44,041 Reputation points

    Hi. Thank you for your question and reaching out.

    It actually does not. In general, only endpoints that have been added to Defender for Endpoint can have Microsoft Defender Antivirus set to passive mode.
    For mor information about it, please see I believe it will be easier for you to check it out on your end.


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  1. IMK 421 Reputation points

    Thanks for this!

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