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Windows 7: Windows Defender vs. Spybot and Adware

14 Aug 2009   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium (Retail) Full version - With SP1
Windows Defender vs. Spybot and Adware

I came to Windows 7 directly from XP bypassing Vista. Under XP I ran Adware, Spybot and AVG. I just discovered Windows Defender and wonder if, under Win7, a combination of AVG and Defender will give the comparable protection level I had under the XP combination of Spybot, Adware and AVG. Any thoughts on this?

Thank you very much.

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14 Aug 2009   #2


I didn't try newer versions of AVG (older wasn't fully compatible with Win7), but I used it in Vista...
This combination worked fine....
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14 Aug 2009   #3


Personally, don't use Windows Defender. I always Disable it.

You can stick with spybot. Malwarebytes is really good, as is superantispyware.
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14 Aug 2009   #4

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro

So far Defender and MSE have done a fine job for me...
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14 Aug 2009   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate 64x

Windows Defender is meh, Spybot is better, I would think.

But I prefer Microsoft Security Essentials between the 2, or any others.
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14 Aug 2009   #6

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)

spybot has failed badly on an already infected computer in my past experience with vista n seven. Not Recommended.
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