Vista installation EAV 3.0 - what to do with Windows Defender

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  1. duijv023

    duijv023 Registered Member

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    Hi guys,

    I could not find this with the search tool, so I ask the question here:
    What do I do with Windows Defender?

    At the start of the installer, you get a warning screen that tells you to shut down all previous Antivirus and Antispyware programs.
    I remembered that Vista is using Windows Defender by default. Which I know as an anti-spyware application (unfortunately very slow and not very good).

    SO: do I keep it instlalles, or not
    IF NOT: What is the best way to get rid of it?

    (I am making some new procedures :shifty: and yes, I am a newbee to Vista, so don't shoot to kill ;) )

    Greetings from Holland
     
  2. proactivelover

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    you can install eav v3.0.621 with Windows Defender not any issue found
     
  3. duijv023

    duijv023 Registered Member

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    has anyone else experience on this?
    For myself, I don't like Windows defender, so i was just curious

    GReetings from Holland
     
  4. BuzzStone

    BuzzStone Registered Member

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    Just turn off Windows Defender in services.msc.
     
  5. techie007

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    I'm running both on three or more Vista systems right now, no problems at all.
     
  6. Big Apple

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    Why turn off Windows Defender? It sits there silently and does no harm and does not interfere at all. It even stops the Eicarcom2.zip file if your AV does not!
    Don't understand why everybody is always advising to switch it off.
     
  7. ASpace

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    In my personal opinion , if you have ESET protection software , you don't need Windows Defender . Windows Defender does very very basic protection which cannot fight threats on its own. I have seen it many many times it just report it has allowed a run-time key for obvious malware , why use it then ?

    Of course , everyone can choose what to do .


    Lol , there is no AV to miss eicar , trust me :D

    Results for your eicar2.zip

    EC edit: Removed virus total results. Please read our TOS.
     
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  8. techie007

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    On a domain it can also be disable via group policy. First ensure you have an updated GP template system on your domain controller, or that you're editing the domain GP from a Vista system (so you can edit all the new Vista GP entries).

    It's in Computer Configuration-->Administrative Templates-->Windows Components-->Windows Defender
     
  9. duijv023

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    For the record: I am not saying that W-defender should be turned off. :blink:

    But I go along with HiTechboy:
    If you have EAV 3.0 you should not need W-defender
    And as W-defender slows down a PC for quite a bit, it came to my thought that i might want to disable it.

    So, if anyone has something important to say about this, please do so.
    Otherwise: thanks everybody! :)

    Greetings from a rainy Holland
     
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