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XP Defender: What's the verdict?

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#1 KiwiSteve2


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Posted 18 March 2010 - 02:41 AM

Hello and Greetings from New Zealand :thumbsup:

Yesterday I downloaded the XP upgrades, which I do every week or so.

The description was something like 'XP spyware removal tool enhancement...' (I don't use the Microsoft tools)

However, when it finished downloading, without pausing 'it' closed Firefox, disabled aVast!, and proceeded to 'find' 20 or so instances of all the bad stuff. It said I had to Click Here to scan and remove the problem: I could only scan but I had to pay money to remove the problems, ie. register the program.

Every 20-30-40 seconds I got an alert that some critical situation had arisen, leading me to think it had turned off my firewall and all protection, and my system had been compromised. This occurred even when I disconnected from the net. I couldn't load Firefox, so couldn't cHeck anything online.

I eventually used an older spyware tool, which did find 22 problems, and it is now more or less back to normal.

Have I been conned, is this a known probelm with XPDefender, or what?

Would really appreciate any help you guys and gals might have



Edited by Orange Blossom, 18 March 2010 - 10:21 PM.
Move to AII as no logs present. ~ OB

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