Windows Defender and Vista

Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by Osaban, Apr 10, 2008.

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  1. Osaban

    Osaban Registered Member

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    It's not listed in Control Panel/Programs and features, there is a folder in Computer/local Disk/Program files, and as far as I can tell one can only disable it.

    If I ever wanted to uninstall it, deleting the folder wouldn't be enough. Any opinions?
     
  2. AKAJohnDoe

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    DO NOT ATTEMPT TO UNINSTALL WINDOWS DEFENDER!

    At least not in Vista. In XP, try this.

    You can, however, easily turn it off like this and this. And, of course, you can stop the service from initializing at startup, too.

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  3. Osaban

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    Thanks, I know how to disable it, and quite frankly I can live with it. I suppose it is integrated with Vista so that the average user has some kind of protection against spyware.

    As Vista is so bloated with processes I thought about uninstalling some unnecessary stuff.
     
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    You might find this useful, if you have not already found it. The "Safe" column eliminates quite a bit right off the bat.
     
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