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Windows 7: window defender

01 Sep 2010   #11
rtmeek

windows 7 pro 64 bit SP 1
 
 
Windows Defender

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
Welcome

If you are using Microsoft Security Essentials, it was turned off by default and should not be turned on. It is not needed, its function was taken over by MSE.
I cannot find anything about when MSE is on that it turns Defender off. Where is the info on this?


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01 Sep 2010   #12
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Essentials uses the engine of Defender. Ill see if I can find something, but it is definately turned off.

Here
http://social.answers.microsoft.com/...f-0dcedb9ab9fd
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01 Sep 2010   #13
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

When I was using MSE, I went ahead and disabled Windows Defender in the "Services".
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01 Sep 2010   #14
rtmeek

windows 7 pro 64 bit SP 1
 
 
Windows Defender

Thanks. I could not turn it on and thought I had some kind of problem. Is the MSE sufficient enough for good protection or do I need more.
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01 Sep 2010   #15
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Use that and malwarebytes for scans and you are good. Dont forget the firewall.
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01 Sep 2010   #16
rtmeek

windows 7 pro 64 bit SP 1
 
 

I'm using malwarebytes and Zone Alarm Pro but wasn't sure if MSE antivirus was good enough. I have Avira (free ed.) that I was using on Xp but was not sure which one to use now. I'm real new to Win7 - like to keep things as simple as possible but want excellent protection.
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01 Sep 2010   #17
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Follow my instructions (above ) and you have the best.

Since you are learning, you will appreciate this:
Suggestions for Proper Maintenance
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01 Sep 2010   #18
Corrine

Windows 7 & Windows Vista Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rtmeek View Post
Thanks. I could not turn it on and thought I had some kind of problem. Is the MSE sufficient enough for good protection or do I need more.
Hi, rtmeek.

IMO, the real-time protection provided by MSE is more robust than that of Windows Defender, due largely to the difference in definitions. During the installation of MSE, it would have deactivated Windows Defender to avoid conflicts.

If you have not done it yet, even if you are behind a router, I recommend turning on the Windows 7 Firewall.

I also like Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware as a secondary scanner.

To check if your system is missing security updates or has insecure applications installed, visit OSI - Consumer - Products . The Secunia Software Inspector runs through your browser with no installation or download required and does the following:
  • Detects insecure versions of applications installed
  • Verifies that all Microsoft patches are applied
  • Assists you in updating your system and applications


Install and update SpywareBlaster to prevent the installation of spyware and other potentially unwanted software: SpywareBlaster® | Prevent spyware and malware. Free download..

My favorite security software is WinPatrol which includes the features described at WinPatrol Features.
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