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Windows Defender And Spybot S&d. Do I Need Them Both?

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#1 Daboa


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Posted 25 August 2008 - 03:05 PM

Windows Defender came installed on my laptop. I downloaded and currently use Spybot Search & Destroy. Do they do the same things? Do I need both, or can I get rid of one of them. If so, which one?

By the way, I'm running Vista Home Premium.

If they are different, I'd like to know how they are different and what each of them does.

If I should keep both of them, are there parts of them that I should disable. For example, keeping Spybot but disabling Teatimer.

Edited by Daboa, 25 August 2008 - 04:29 PM.

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#2 samuel3


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Posted 25 August 2008 - 05:23 PM

Ive got both, its worth having both, i think spybot is more effective at finding threats then windows defender.

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Posted 27 August 2008 - 01:39 PM

Windows Defender is a feature of Windows Vista and part of the operating system so you cannot uninstall it. However, you can disable Defender.

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