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Windows 7: should i leave windows defender on or off?

02 Apr 2010   #11
manhunter2826

Windows XP - Now Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit).
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jacee View Post
Anti-malware, would be the same as anti-spyware. Don't confuse with anti-virus
Ah, I thought your colleague was differentiating (quite rightly I thought?) between the two/ So Win Defender is both anti-malware and anti-spyware? - see Corrine's post


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02 Apr 2010   #12
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Read the history about Windows Defender Windows Defender - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

also ....
Quote:
Windows Defender helps you stay productive by protecting your PC against pop-ups, slow performance, and security threats caused by spyware and other potentially unwanted software. Real-time protection helps prevent new spyware from installing, while a streamlined alert mechanism minimizes interruptions. From installation to maintenance and updates, Windows Defender is easy to use and comes with pre-configured settings designed to help you stay secure. Information and guidance is provided by dedicated analysts to help you stay safe. Windows Defender and on-going updates are available for no additional charge to Windows XP and Windows Vista customers.
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02 Apr 2010   #13
manhunter2826

Windows XP - Now Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit).
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jacee View Post
Read the history about Windows Defender Windows Defender - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

also ....
Quote:
Windows Defender helps you stay productive by protecting your PC against pop-ups, slow performance, and security threats caused by spyware and other potentially unwanted software. Real-time protection helps prevent new spyware from installing, while a streamlined alert mechanism minimizes interruptions. From installation to maintenance and updates, Windows Defender is easy to use and comes with pre-configured settings designed to help you stay secure. Information and guidance is provided by dedicated analysts to help you stay safe. Windows Defender and on-going updates are available for no additional charge to Windows XP and Windows Vista customers.
Thanks Jac, will have a read. So I probably don't need a dedicated anti-malware program in addition to Defender (which I have installed as part of W7)?
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02 Apr 2010   #14
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

You can install and run either (free) Malwarebytes or SuperAntiSpyware as an additional scanning tool.
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02 Apr 2010   #15
manhunter2826

Windows XP - Now Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit).
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jacee View Post
You can install and run either (free) Malwarebytes or SuperAntiSpyware as an additional scanning tool.
True but I wanted an additional - if it is indeed necessary - anti-malware program with real-time scanning. Probably - and this is what I infer - I am covered with Avast, Defender and W7 firewall.
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02 Apr 2010   #16
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

I use SpywareBlaster and SpywareGuard. Update SpywareBlaster regularly and click
"enable all protection" Javacool Software
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02 Apr 2010   #17
manhunter2826

Windows XP - Now Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit).
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jacee View Post
I use SpywareBlaster and SpywareGuard. Update SpywareBlaster regularly and click
"enable all protection" Javacool Software
thanks Jac, I did used to have installed SpywareBlaster on my previous XP laptop and I always wondered whether it did anything (one never really knows Lol). So, yes, I'll think give these two another go on W7. Much thanks for all your help
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