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#1 paul43

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Posted 25 June 2011 - 10:13 PM

I have Window Defender on my computer & get tired of updating it thru Windows Update---can anybody tell me if Win Defender is worth keeping. I run Malawarebytes, Spywareblaster, Win Patrol & Eset Security Suite--- do I really need Win Defender?

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#2 cryptodan

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Posted 25 June 2011 - 10:19 PM

If you have ESET Installed Windows Defender should be disabled.

I would recommend removing Win Patrol, and stick with Malwarebytes and SuperAnti-Spyware.

Edited by cryptodan, 25 June 2011 - 10:19 PM.


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Posted 26 June 2011 - 08:04 AM

If you have ESET Installed Windows Defender should be disabled.

I would recommend removing Win Patrol, and stick with Malwarebytes and SuperAnti-Spyware.


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Posted 26 June 2011 - 04:58 PM

I would keep WinPatrol and and get rid of WinDefender.

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Posted 27 June 2011 - 08:54 AM

The version of Windows Defender included with all versions of Windows 7 and Vista is part of the operating system so it cannot be uninstalled. However, you can disable or turn it off.

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