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Offline tjunk

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avast free + windows defender
« on: January 07, 2011, 11:29:55 AM »
Hi there. Can you please tell me: it it good to keep windows defender turned on with avast free, the orange none? Or Is it better to turn windows denender off?

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Re: avast free + windows defender
« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2011, 11:36:51 AM »
turn it off, you don't need it with Avast, especially the orange one ;D ...Avast has strong antispyware abilities, you can test that here:
http://www.spycar.org/Spycar%20EULA.html
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Re: avast free + windows defender
« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2011, 07:59:46 PM »
Please disable the absolute garbage wd and let the onderful avast take care
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Re: avast free + windows defender
« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2011, 08:05:26 PM »
turn it off, you don't need it with Avast, especially the orange one ;D ...Avast has strong antispyware abilities, you can test that here:
http://www.spycar.org/Spycar%20EULA.html
I noticed this link does not work with Firefox only with Windows Internet Explorer. Or, am I wrong?
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Re: avast free + windows defender
« Reply #4 on: January 07, 2011, 08:12:56 PM »
Working just fine with firefox 3.6.13.
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Re: avast free + windows defender
« Reply #5 on: January 07, 2011, 08:26:28 PM »
I keep defender on. It's free, it's never done me any harm, and I live in hope that now that microsoft are trying push MSE it may get better (I believe it is the same antispyware as MSE).

Your choice though.

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Re: avast free + windows defender
« Reply #6 on: January 07, 2011, 09:09:38 PM »
I just can't stand its daily updates, which instead of being behind the scenes like other security applications it is incorporated into windows update.

I don't just want to stop it I want to completely get rid of it, but there is no apparent way to uninstall it from win7, which makes me madder than hell. That annoys me more than updates.
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Re: avast free + windows defender
« Reply #7 on: January 07, 2011, 09:13:19 PM »
Which part of Avast duplicates WD ? The behavior shield ?

I don't think WD is useless.  It detected and immobilized the Vundo trojan on  my box
over a year ago.  It did enough that the system was stable enough for me to clean the
rest using MBAM and Spybot S&D manual scans.

Ever since then, I've had some respect for WD.  Why just dismiss it?

I must admit though, the update process is annoying, however for the majority,
who fully turn on Automatic Updates, it's probably fairly transparent.
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Re: avast free + windows defender
« Reply #8 on: January 07, 2011, 09:24:19 PM »
turn it off, you don't need it with Avast, especially the orange one ;D ...Avast has strong antispyware abilities, you can test that here:
http://www.spycar.org/Spycar%20EULA.html

What's this?

http://prohardver.hu/dl/upc/2011-01/259312_spy.png
http://safeweb.norton.com/report/show?url=http:%2F%2Fwww.spycar.org%2FSpycar%2520EULA.html
http://prohardver.hu/dl/upc/2011-01/144335_12escsaj_linn_over_rules.png
- Analyses from another forum. The guys showed me them after I linked this SpyCar site there.

There is an infected cascading style sheet, javascript, pictures and so on that site.

After visiting, I ran CCleaner, it deleted 50 MB from the Firefox cache. The usual amount of deleted data is about 1-2 MB.

Now, I'm running MBAM.


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Re: avast free + windows defender
« Reply #9 on: January 07, 2011, 09:27:47 PM »
Windows Defender on XP is different from the version on Vista and Windows 7 and I do not have it on my XP Pro System.

It does not hurt my Windows 7 system though plus it provides additional protection for email.
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Re: avast free + windows defender
« Reply #10 on: January 07, 2011, 11:03:17 PM »
Hi there. Can you please tell me: it it good to keep windows defender turned on with avast free, the orange none? Or Is it better to turn windows denender off?

Turn it off...!!!
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Re: avast free + windows defender
« Reply #11 on: January 07, 2011, 11:57:18 PM »
Yeah... I have my WD disabled too.. avast! do his job and I only need to run some anti-malware apps scans once a week and it's all OK for now.
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Re: avast free + windows defender
« Reply #12 on: January 08, 2011, 09:29:13 AM »
Thanks a lot for your great help

 :)I have disconnected Windows Defender