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#1 Murrar

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Posted 12 June 2011 - 05:46 AM

“Windows Defender” is built into Windows 7. Does Windows Defender remove Spyware and Viruses? Windows Defender has a scanner. Is Windows Defender reasonably reliable in removing bad software? Thank you. Murrar

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#2 Allan

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Posted 12 June 2011 - 05:52 AM

Windows Defender is useless and a waste of resources. I strongly suggest you prevent it from running by setting the Windows Defender Service to DISABLED. MalwareBytes and / or Super AntiSpyware are much better options. And of course you need a full time anti virus app running resident.

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Posted 12 June 2011 - 06:10 AM

I agree completely with everything Allan wrote. Windows Defender is useless, IMO.




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