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Windows Defender
« on: December 23, 2008, 09:59:19 PM »

I'm running Windows Vista with Windows Defender as well. A friend of mine who's been using Avast for many years said to me that I don't need to run Windows Defender anymore since I'm now using Avast Home 4 having switched from AVG. Is this true????

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Re: Windows Defender
« Reply #1 on: December 23, 2008, 10:28:01 PM »
I run both in Vista. Windows defender has nothing to do with Avast and does not compete or interfere.

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Re: Windows Defender
« Reply #2 on: December 23, 2008, 11:28:55 PM »
There is nothing to stop your continued use of windows defender, though I don't believe it is as good as some other anti-spyware applications, though it does have resident protection.

1. SUPERantispyware On-Demand only in free version.
2. MalwareBytes Anti-Malware, On-Demand only in free version, right click on the link and select Save As or Save File (As depending on your browser), save it to a location where you can find it easily later.
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Re: Windows Defender
« Reply #3 on: December 23, 2008, 11:41:17 PM »
Windows Defender has real-time monitoring of the HOSTS file that malware is now going after to block anti virus or anti malware sites. 

I use hpHosts and MVPS HOSTS files: <== has a good description of the HOSTS file and its use

I manage them with HostsMan and I use its HostsServer proxy to speed up browsing:

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Re: Windows Defender
« Reply #4 on: December 24, 2008, 10:30:47 PM »
You can use both for sure, also I use Spybot S&D TeaTimer plugin for additional realtime protection (like startup items).