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Windows 7: Windows Defender & Anti Virus ?


25 Dec 2009   #1

Windows 7 64bit
 
 
Windows Defender & Anti Virus ?

Hi,

Regarding Windows Defender:

I thought it was an anti-virus program as well as a spyware program.
But I guess I was wrong re the anti-virus part.

It is Not an anti-virus program. True ?

If so, what free or inexpensive anti-virus program do you folks like ?
Avast Free was recommended in a book I am reading (Windows Tweaks)
Would this be the best, or a good choice ?

I guess I should also ask if there is any potential interference with With Windows Defender in any way ?

Thanks,
Bob

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25 Dec 2009   #2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Robert11 View Post
Hi,

Regarding Windows Defender:

I thought it was an anti-virus program as well as a spyware program.
But I guess I was wrong re the anti-virus part.

It is Not an anti-virus program. True ?

If so, what free or inexpensive anti-virus program do you folks like ?
Avast Free was recommended in a book I am reading (Windows Tweaks)
Would this be the best, or a good choice ?

I guess I should also ask if there is any potential interference with With Windows Defender in any way ?

Go to microsoft.com Get security essentials, its great, and just for windows.

Thanks,
Bob
Go to microsoft.com Get security essentials, its great, and just for windows. There is not conflict.
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25 Dec 2009   #3

W7 RTM Ultimate x64
 
 

MSE is all that i'd recommend, and you can get it from here:

http://www.microsoft.com/Security_Essentials/
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25 Dec 2009   #4

7 x64/ Back-Track 4
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Uber Philf View Post
MSE is all that i'd recommend, and you can get it from here:

http://www.microsoft.com/Security_Essentials/
+1 Also, there are alot of free soultions out their.
Windows 7: Consumer security software providers
A list of great AV's. Some are free, but many provide free services aswell. Go check em out
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25 Dec 2009   #5

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Robert11 View Post
Hi,

Regarding Windows Defender:

I thought it was an anti-virus program as well as a spyware program.
But I guess I was wrong re the anti-virus part.

It is Not an anti-virus program. True ?

If so, what free or inexpensive anti-virus program do you folks like ?
Avast Free was recommended in a book I am reading (Windows Tweaks)
Would this be the best, or a good choice ?

I guess I should also ask if there is any potential interference with With Windows Defender in any way ?

.

Thanks,
Bob
Best is always a matter of opinion. Why not try the one made specifically for windows. Microsoft Security Essentials. Don't like it just uninstall and try the one of your choice.
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