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Whats Better For Vista?


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#1 samuel3

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Posted 23 August 2008 - 11:45 AM

Ive just got my bran new computer its vista and i got windows defender with it, and im not sure if to download Ad-ware or keep windows defender. ive heard windows defender works good with vista.

So whats your opinions? What ones should i keep?

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Posted 23 August 2008 - 06:29 PM

I use SpywareBlaster and SpywareGuard:
SpywareBlaster and SpywareGuard:
http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/products.html
Spyware Guard is a real-time malware scanner
SpywareBlaster tutorial:
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/Usi...ware-tut49.html
SpywareGuard tutorial:
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/Usi...kers-tut50.html

You could also use SuperAntispware SUPERAntiSpyware Home Edition (free version)
Install it and double-click the icon on your desktop to run it.
It will ask if you want to update the program definitions, click Yes

or

Malwarbyte's Antimalware download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware to your desktop
http://www.majorgeeks.com/Malwarebytes_Ant...ware_d5756.html
  • Double-click mbam-setup.exe and follow the prompts to install the program.
  • At the end, be sure a checkmark is placed next to Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware and Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, then click Finish.
  • If an update is found, it will download and install the latest version.
  • Once the program has loaded, select Perform full scan, then click Scan.
  • When the scan is complete, click OK, then Show Results to view the results.
  • Be sure that everything is checked, and click Remove Selected.
I had trouble from day one with Windows Defender so I disabled it on both my Vista Computers.
to scan for spyware

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Posted 24 August 2008 - 06:37 AM

What problems did you have with it?

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Posted 24 August 2008 - 10:44 AM

It wouldn't update.

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Posted 24 August 2008 - 10:49 AM

What problems did you have with it?


Never had any problems with Windows Defender or its updating.
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Posted 24 August 2008 - 11:00 AM

I've never had problems with Windows Defender either on my XP machine, it's still working on that one, or on my new Vista machine. I've also got installed SpywareBlaster and SuperAntiSpyware on both machines and all work together with no problems.

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Posted 24 August 2008 - 01:05 PM

Malwarbyte's Antimalware download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware to your desktop
http://www.majorgeeks.com/Malwarebytes_Ant...ware_d5756.html

  • Double-click mbam-setup.exe and follow the prompts to install the program.
  • At the end, be sure a checkmark is placed next to Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware and Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, then click Finish.
  • If an update is found, it will download and install the latest version.
  • Once the program has loaded, select Perform full scan, then click Scan.
  • When the scan is complete, click OK, then Show Results to view the results.
  • Be sure that everything is checked, and click Remove Selected.
I had trouble from day one with Windows Defender so I disabled it on both my Vista Computers.
to scan for spyware



I use that, very good/fast.

#8 samuel3

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Posted 24 August 2008 - 04:53 PM

No problems with windows defender at the moment, ill stick with it :huh:




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