Do you disable Windows Defender?

Discussion in 'polls' started by berryracer, May 3, 2012.

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Do you Enable or Disable Windows Defender?

  1. Enable, I keep it

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  2. Disable, it's useless

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  1. berryracer

    berryracer Suspended Member

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    The first thing I go when I install Windows is uninstall the useless Windows Defender which never ever found a thing!

    Do you guys keep it on or disable it?
     
  2. Noob

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    Disable it, as you said, i feel it's useless. :D
    It does not even have real time protection just On Demand. @_@
     
  3. kupo

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    Are you sure? I don't know how Windows Defender worked because it's auto-disabled when I installed MSE, :D But I doubt that it's only on demand. If that's the case, it's stupid.
     
  4. ProTruckDriver

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    Always disabled. :)
     
  5. Janus

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    Windows defender is using real time protection . Personally I have turned windows defender off. Malwarebytes is a much better alternative IMHO.
     
  6. Wroll

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    Turn off on my computer, but I let it run when I set up other computers which are not mine.
     
  7. ams963

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    of course I disable it.....simply useless and rubbish :thumbd:
     
  8. blacknight

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    Disable, it's useless.
     
  9. Noob

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    Oh really, it has Real time?
    Didn't know that :D
    Sorry for the minsinformation then :D :D
     
  10. Ranget

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    Free Vs paid your statement is unfair
     
  11. Tyrizian

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    I always disable it.
     
  12. Dark Shadow

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    I always disable it.It is real time Antimalware.I remember once tessting some malware and WD was running quietly in the back ground.o_O Then all of a sudden it actually caught something.IMO it's like a security guard sleepimg on his or her post.
     
  13. Ranget

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    i think it was good in first few weeks now it's useless it's byond sleeping
    it's in limbo or something like it
     
  14. Dark Shadow

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    At one time,was windows defender called Giant or somethng like that that led to window defender by microsoft.If I recall it was better then.I maybe mixed up with something else.Ha Ha I found it,it was Giant aquired by MS. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GIANT_AntiSpyware
     
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  15. Ranget

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    it seems that it had Good Detection Rate Before Microsoft Got it :/

    was that Giant Like Nowday Sas,MBAM o_O
     
  16. Dark Shadow

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    I am not sure if was as good as MBAM is now but I think when MS got there hands on it,I think they changed program code.
     
  17. gaslad

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    If I disabled all my defensive real-time/on-demand programs that have never found anything in the past five years, I would have no defenses left! (This includes Emsisoft Free, SAS Free, and about 8 AVs I have used over the years).

    I suppose it is possible that WD has been missing and letting in malware like crazy over the past 5 years. If so it is news to me, as this old XP/sp3 system still runs like a top, never having exhibited evidence of infection.

    That said, I recently replaced my NOD32/WD combo with MSE/MBAM Pro for resident protection. Still no detections/infections after several months. The only difference I notice is that the latter combo involved a modest one time expense for MBAM Pro, (with free lifetime upgrades) and the former combo a yearly renewal fee for NOD32.

    MSE of course includes WD's real-time anti-spyware client, hence my answer that I still use it.

    Unless folks are finding that WD isn't protecting their system, and allowing spyware in undetected, I am puzzled at many of the negative comments here.
     
  18. berryracer

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    Because as many have stated...Windows Defender is a crappy program
     
  19. guest

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    I'm using Microsoft Security Essentials again. It disables Windows Defender automatically.
     
  20. berryracer

    berryracer Suspended Member

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    LOL!! Even Microsoft themselves disable the crappy Windows Defender :D
     
  21. kupo

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    It's because having Windows Defender turned on with Microsoft Security Essentials is redundant. The signatures used in Windows Defender is also used in MSE.
     
  22. berryracer

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    Yeah and both the signatures suck
     
  23. kupo

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    For Windows Defender, yes.
    For MSE, dream on hater :)
     
  24. AlexC

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    Yes, to avoid potential conflicts with the resident AV...
     
  25. mack_guy911

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    :thumb:

    same here