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Old 12-07-2007, 10:15 AM   #1
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I was just browsing through my Add/remove Programs list this afternoon, and thought to myself - Do I really need Windows Defender?

I have used it, since it was released, and have NEVER found anything in the way of malicious bodies on my system whilst using it, but have nearly always found something, whilst using a different spyware/Virus-type program.

If I deleted it, would it really be missed? I have read in various PC magazines that it is "essential", but im not so sure personally...

What do you think?
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Old 12-07-2007, 11:16 AM   #2
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I was just browsing through my Add/remove Programs list this afternoon, and thought to myself - Do I really need Windows Defender?

I have used it, since it was released, and have NEVER found anything in the way of malicious bodies on my system whilst using it, but have nearly always found something, whilst using a different spyware/Virus-type program.

If I deleted it, would it really be missed? I have read in various PC magazines that it is "essential", but im not so sure personally...

What do you think?

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I think Windows Defender is mediocre at best, and should be replaced by a better anti-spy ware application.
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Old 12-07-2007, 01:12 PM   #3
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Use a Microsoft product to protect a Microsoft product?.............risky at best.
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Old 12-08-2007, 09:17 AM   #4
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I've seen windows defender catch a few things in the time it's been out. Honestly though, unless you are really pressed for hard drive space I would leave it. It's not doing any harm by being in your computer.
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Old 12-08-2007, 11:54 AM   #5
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I've used it since it was called Windows Antispyware and was in beta and since then it hasn't caught one thing. I ended up not installing it when I last reformatted. Use spybot or something better, microsoft just can't make security products.
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Advertising in sig? How did he get HTML Link in his sig anyway?!?
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Advertising in sig? How did he get HTML Link in his sig anyway?!?
it's not in his sig. If you look, it's quoted in DJ Chris's posts. You can't really quote sigs...
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Old 12-08-2007, 11:19 PM   #8
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it's not in his sig. If you look, it's quoted in DJ Chris's posts. You can't really quote sigs...
Go up to the original post, and you'll see it in his signature.
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Go up to the original post, and you'll see it in his signature.
Negitive. Look now, the line is gone. It's a simple tactic really, he's done it in all his posts, I've PM'ed him about it.
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Negitive. Look now, the line is gone. It's a simple tactic really, he's done it in all his posts, I've PM'ed him about it.
oh wow. I thought it was in his signature. Guess I deserve the noob award of the day!
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