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Windows 7: Windows Defender Software Explorer?


13 Mar 2009   #1
Jit

Windows 7 32bit Build 7032
 
 
Windows Defender Software Explorer?

The "Software Explorer" option that was present in Windows Defender in Vista is found to be missing from Windows 7 (7048 build). Will the "Software Explorer" section get removed from Windows Defender of Windows 7 ? Can anyone give an update on this?


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13 Mar 2009   #2

Windows7
 
 

dunno with that haven't used build 7048 yet only 7022
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13 Mar 2009   #3
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Jit,

Yes, the "Software Explorer" has been removed from Windows Defender from the (build 7048) and newer. Windows Defender has gone to being only a malware scanning feature now as it was intended to be.

You will need to use these methods below instead to change any startup programs.

Startup Programs - Change

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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23 Mar 2009   #4

windows 7 X86
 
 

Yes I too liked the Software Explorer feature, It made it real easy to stop start up programs without using msconfig or regedit. Keep the Software Explorer feature or put a version of it somewhere else in Windows 7 as a separate function.
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23 Mar 2009   #5

Windows 7 X64 Build 7063
 
 

Goto Control Panel

Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Troubleshooting

Now click on "Check for performance issues"

Now you can see whether a program slows down your system, and you can remove it from startup.




Yes it is not same as the Software Explorer but it helps.


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello Jit,

Yes, the "Software Explorer" has been removed from Windows Defender from the (build 7048) and newer. Windows Defender has gone to being only a malware scanning feature now as it was intended to be.

You will need to use these methods below instead to change any startup programs.

Startup Programs - Change

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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23 Mar 2009   #6

Windows 8.1 x64 x3 + Windows 10 Preview
 
 

In Addition to the Tutorial that Shawn mentions you can also use the Autoruns Utility (from Microsoft), available here.

Autoruns for Windows

This will allow you to remove or suspend anything that is run in the background of Windows -
warning   Warning

It is obviously a powerfull tool and so I would suggest if you are not sure of what an option does then leave it alone and use the options in the tutorial
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23 Mar 2009   #7

Vista Ult SP2/Win 7 Ult SP1/Win 8.1 Pro w/MC (all x64)
 
 

Winpatrol has very useful startup utility incorporated into it. You can alter startup behaviour in several different ways - per current user or all users for instance, and move items from regular startup to delayed startup.
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09 Apr 2009   #8
Jit

Windows 7 32bit Build 7032
 
 

Thanks to all of you for providing the information.
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09 Apr 2009   #9

Vista Ult SP2/Win 7 Ult SP1/Win 8.1 Pro w/MC (all x64)
 
 

You're welcome.
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09 Apr 2009   #10
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jit View Post
Thanks to all of you for providing the information.
You're welcome Jit.
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