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13-04-2010, 07:38 PM
I have just bought a Dell notebook which had xp installed, but a CD of W7 premium was included so I installed that (clean install).
The Cd includes Windows Defender.

What is the difference between M Defender & M Security essentials?
I've had a good run with Security Essentials. Should I remove Defender & use Security essentials?

13-04-2010, 07:40 PM
MS Defender is part of the OS, you can disable it.

Speedy Gonzales
13-04-2010, 07:43 PM
MSE is a later version of WD I think. And it also uses the same engine. But if you're going to install MSE, uninstall / disable WD (MSE disables it anyway, I think)

13-04-2010, 07:44 PM
MS Defender defends nothing and MSSE normally disables it anyway. MSSE is the best of the free AV s out there.


13-04-2010, 07:53 PM
hmm might try it instead of Avast. Is there a 64 bit install?

Speedy Gonzales
13-04-2010, 07:58 PM
There's a 32 and 64 bit version of MSE (64 bit for Vista and Win7 x64), and 32 bit for win7 / Vista 32 bit and XP