Microsoft Provides Peek at Spyware Detection Data

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  1. ronjor

    ronjor Global Moderator

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  2. ErikAlbert

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    Personally, I never noticed any removal done by Windows Defender, when I used it under its previous name (MSAS).
    Windows Defender was more a still life icon on my computer.
    14 million removals proves at least that it does something. :)
     
  3. GS2

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    I'll second that, seen it installed on a heavily infected machine - with the 'guard' running o_O
     
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    As have I on several occasions. I wonder in what way it can justify the name Windows Defender - should it be renamed Windows Inadequate Defender? Or maybe Windows Pretender?
     
  5. Pieter_Arntz

    Pieter_Arntz Spyware Veteran

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    I wonder how many of those came from the Virtual Machines I tested it on? :)

    In essence I think the program is good and I expect that once they get the updates going it wil be a serious player in this ballpark.

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    Pieter
     
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