Opinion on Microsoft Windows Defender

By Gr33n808
Jan 16, 2007
  1. halo71

    halo71 TS Rookie Posts: 1,090

    I cant say my opinion on that program, its made by MS! ;)
    But have you tryed Adaware or Spybot? I can tell you these are excellent programs that have free versions.
  2. Gr33n808

    Gr33n808 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    i do have adware. but i was just asking out of curiosity if this was up to par with the other antispyware software out there.

    thanks though
  3. bazz2004

    bazz2004 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,232   +201

    I wasn't very happy with Defender.There seemed to be a problem on my computer. It kept insisting on downloading and installing the same update. AVG have a new anti spyware program to partner their anti virus software. Both AVG downloads are freeware and very good.
  4. kitty500cat

    kitty500cat TS Evangelist Posts: 2,154   +6

    I think Defender is a decent program. I'm currently running that along with Spybot - Search & Destroy, and Ad-Aware SE personal.
  5. blondie56

    blondie56 TS Rookie Posts: 24

    I had it on my computer for over 6 months and it never found anything. Spybot S&D and Adaware always found a few things. So I ended up uninstalling it in Add/Remove Programs. But for some reason they won't let you remove the Signature updates. Weird.
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