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    Haggis Muncher Baldy's Avatar
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    Default Windows Defender

    Hi ~ and to all the old-timers here "Hi Again"
    Been reading all the hooplah on the Microsoft website about Windows Defender. MS tout it as a "must have"
    Did a search on here for the pro's and cons and couldn't find any comments!
    So is it worth installing or is it going to give me grief?
    Have just done a reformat of XP due to grief so not sure if I want another dose of it
    Your comments would be very muchly appreciated
    Baldy
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    Madre Dios!!! beeswax34's Avatar
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    Default Re: Windows Defender

    No, get Avast AV and Comodo Firewall, both free and for XP. Forget Windows Defender for XP.
    All the technology and software in the universe is useless when the end user has the IQ of a sack of hammers.

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    Default Re: Windows Defender

    Windows Defender got a pretty crappy rating in the PC World Mag November Issue.. as I recall. But than again PC World Mag rated Norton AV as the best in one of the monthly mags a while back...
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    Default Re: Windows Defender

    Quote Originally Posted by ronyville View Post
    Windows Defender got a pretty crappy rating in the PC World Mag November Issue.. as I recall. But than again PC World Mag rated Norton AV as the best in one of the monthly mags a while back...
    I'll second all that -

    Windows Defender errrrrrrrr what does it defend - oh yeah thats right it doesn't

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    OK cool, well just might give it a miss as thjere seems to be a bit of negativity to it
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    Quote Originally Posted by wainuitech View Post
    I'll second all that -

    Windows Defender errrrrrrrr what does it defend - oh yeah thats right it doesn't
    If it defended itself, that itself would surprise me.
    All the technology and software in the universe is useless when the end user has the IQ of a sack of hammers.

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    Default Re: Windows Defender

    I downloaded Microsoft's malicious software removal tool and used it to remove a win32 Trojan for a work colleague

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    Default Re: Windows Defender

    I had a Vista PC in here the other day, I removed quite a bit of spyware with some other apps - so much for Defender.

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    Default Re: Windows Defender

    I was not talkng about defender re read my post I mentioned malicious software removal tool, I don't think it's the same

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    Default Re: Windows Defender

    Well the start of this thread is about Defender, I think the malicious software removal tool comes with it. I find Defender good as far as managing the start up programs and on one occasion it did actually prevent something nasty loading onto my computer.

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