Windows Defender, do I really need it ?

Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by Albinoni, May 15, 2008.

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  1. Albinoni

    Albinoni Registered Member

    Feb 17, 2005
    Perth, Western Australia
    I am running Win Vista Ultimat OS on my Toshiba P200 satellite notbook PC and it has got Windows Defender on it. Do I really need it, and if not how can I remove it ?

    My current security apps on my laptop are:

    NOD32 AV
    SpyBot S&D
    Using Windows FW but only temporarily until I find something bit better.

    I dont want to end up installing every security app on my laptop as I believe the more you put on the more system resurces you will end up consuming.
  2. virtumonde

    virtumonde Registered Member

    Jan 18, 2008
    Only you can tell if u need it or not.Here is how to completly disable it.And IMO windows firewall in vista is good.
  3. Osaban

    Osaban Registered Member

    Apr 11, 2005
    I think that as it is integrated with Windows, I may as well keep it on. I haven't had any spyware for 3 years because I always run sandboxed which means I don't need any antispyware application. I have no idea how effective it is, although being a MS supporter, I don't think WD is really as bad as some people describe it.

    I definitely prefer WD to Spybot S&D.
    Last edited: May 15, 2008
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