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Re: Avast + Windows Defender ?
« Reply #15 on: March 12, 2011, 02:53:22 PM »
My advice would be to uninstall Defender and install MBAM. It's much better! I found regardless of what threats you have on your pc Defender will always just give a clean scan result. Waste of time.
You can not un-install Windows Defender on Vista nor Windows 7.

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Re: Avast + Windows Defender ?
« Reply #16 on: March 12, 2011, 04:32:23 PM »
Edit: Oh, and I currently believe that so far, WD hasn't found anything worth removing, so Avast is more than enough protection.  Why waste CPU and memory when something else can find the same thing?

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Re: Avast + Windows Defender ?
« Reply #17 on: March 12, 2011, 06:08:18 PM »
WD is not necesary on XP systems!

Yeah, I guess that was the whole point of my explanation.
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Re: Avast + Windows Defender ?
« Reply #18 on: March 13, 2011, 01:36:38 AM »
Edit: Oh, and I currently believe that so far, WD hasn't found anything worth removing, so Avast is more than enough protection.  Why waste CPU and memory when something else can find the same thing?

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Re: Avast + Windows Defender ?
« Reply #19 on: March 13, 2011, 02:15:56 AM »
Why do you bother to post on Vista and Windows 7 issues when you do not have either of them. ???

Kenny, I already told you some time ago, that I have a couple of systems.
It's not my fault, that you can't remember. ;)
So, if your question is, if WD should be used on Vista/W7 - my answer is the same: NO
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Re: Avast + Windows Defender ?
« Reply #20 on: March 14, 2011, 01:49:19 PM »
Kenny, I already told you some time ago, that I have a couple of systems.
It's not my fault, that you can't remember. ;)
So, if your question is, if WD should be used on Vista/W7 - my answer is the same: NO
Then why don't you indicate that you have Vista/W7 in your signature. ???

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Re: Avast + Windows Defender ?
« Reply #21 on: March 14, 2011, 07:53:49 PM »
If Asyn is anything like me, it's probably because we work on too many computers to list...
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Re: Avast + Windows Defender ?
« Reply #22 on: March 14, 2011, 08:58:33 PM »
On more than one occasion, I've seen Windows Defender catch malware that Avast missed.
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Re: Avast + Windows Defender ?
« Reply #23 on: March 15, 2011, 03:41:22 AM »
On more than one occasion, I've seen Windows Defender catch malware that Avast missed.

I can see that happening.  I can also see it being a false positive though. I guess it can't hurt to run both if you have the resources though.  Those old dogs at my one location just couldn't hack it though, and I removed the policy this morning.

Hopefully all of my other security layers will prevent anything from happening to them, and before Windows Defender was installed, everything seemed just fine.
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Re: Avast + Windows Defender ?
« Reply #24 on: March 15, 2011, 10:21:46 AM »
If Asyn is anything like me, it's probably because we work on too many computers to list...

Exactly. ;)
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Re: Avast + Windows Defender ?
« Reply #25 on: March 15, 2011, 03:48:28 PM »
My advice would be to uninstall Defender and install MBAM. It's much better! I found regardless of what threats you have on your pc Defender will always just give a clean scan result. Waste of time.
You can not un-install Windows Defender on Vista nor Windows 7.

I have. You have to stop the services before doing so. Check link...

http://www.intowindows.com/how-to-uninstall-remove-or-disable-windows-defender-in-windows-7/
« Last Edit: March 15, 2011, 03:51:40 PM by justinlee »
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Re: Avast + Windows Defender ?
« Reply #26 on: March 15, 2011, 04:10:22 PM »
justinlee all that link shows is how to disable defender, it cannot be uninstalled in vista or win 7

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Re: Avast + Windows Defender ?
« Reply #27 on: March 15, 2011, 04:12:30 PM »
justinlee all that link shows is how to disable defender, it cannot be uninstalled in vista or win 7

Well then how have i managed to uninstall it?
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Re: Avast + Windows Defender ?
« Reply #28 on: March 15, 2011, 04:17:06 PM »
Do you have a screenshot of your control panel ? the link mention's nothing about uninstalling defender only disabling.
As i mentioned earlyer defender cannot be uninstalled from vista or win 7 just like the windows firewall also cannot be uninstalled so i believe that you are confusing uninstall with disable as in control panel you will still have defender and also in your program files, what was the process you followed to make you think you had uninstalled defender ?
« Last Edit: March 15, 2011, 04:39:18 PM by craigb »

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Re: Avast + Windows Defender ?
« Reply #29 on: March 15, 2011, 08:37:42 PM »
yeah, it's built-in to vista/7 sort of like IE.  You can disable it many ways though.
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