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Windows Defender opinions

Discussion in 'Computer Security' started by Theprof, Jul 10, 2007.

  1. Theprof

    Theprof Petabyte Poster Forum Leader

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    Hey guys/gals

    I was just curious, those of you who you use vista at the moment, do you guys also use the windows defender or is there a better alternative?

    To me it doesn't seem like that great of an app but maybe I am wrong. :rolleyes:
     
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  2. Raffaz

    Raffaz Kebab Lover Gold Member

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    I use it, but i use other stuff aswell mainly spysweeper by webroot. Ive never actually found anything with defender tho.
     
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  3. Jakamoko
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    It saved my @$$ one time, way back before it was called Defender - still in beta. It caught sh1t that AVG (ok, I learned) didn't.

    I've been "fond" of it since, and don't object to it installing.
     
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  4. BosonMichael
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    BosonMichael Yottabyte Poster

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    It works slightly better than holding a piece of paper up in front of the monitor, but I'd probably recommend using something else... :unsure

    I've been highly critical of Microsoft's supposed anti-spyware practices ever since they downgraded detections of Claria's adware (makers of Gator and GAIN, and whom Microsoft was rumored to have considered buying at one point) to "Ignore" rather than "Quarantine": link

    Use at your own risk.
     
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  5. Theprof

    Theprof Petabyte Poster Forum Leader

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    Interesting, what I'll do is keep it enabled for now and use it for a bit. I'll see what happens later on.

    Thanks for the responses guys, I appreciate it.
     
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