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Windows 7: Efficiency of Defender in Windows 7


09 Mar 2013   #1

Windows 7 and XP
 
 
Efficiency of Defender in Windows 7

Hi there. After using Defender in Windows 8, I decided to put it to use in a laptop running Windows 7. However, the look of it is different. I know, the setting for 'Real Time protection' is checked. I was just surprised to see that it looks so different. It just makes me wonder if I have the right thing. Some of you must have noticed the difference, too. Thanks for sharing back.


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09 Mar 2013   #2

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Win 7 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Defender in Windows 8 is not the same as Defender in Windows 7. Defender in Windows 8 is a full anti-virus suite identical to Microsoft Security Essentials. Defender in Windows 7 is an anti-spyware module.

Windows Defender - Microsoft Windows

So if you want the same protection in Windows 7 that is offered by Defender in Windows 8, you'll have to install Microsoft Security Essentials on your Windows 7 computer.

Microsoft Security Essentials - Microsoft Windows
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09 Mar 2013   #3

Windows 7 and XP
 
 

Thanks, marsmimar; that's what I needed to know.
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09 Mar 2013   #4

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Win 7 Pro 64-bit
 
 

You're very welcome.
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