Windows Defender, Microsoft Safety Scanner & AVIRA

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by gonwk, Sep 11, 2011.

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  1. gonwk

    gonwk Registered Member

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    Hi folks,

    I wonder if someone can shed some light on the following ...

    I used to be able to run AVIRA Free 10.0.0.650 right along with Windows Defender just fine until Avira came up with this New Version 10.2.0.700.

    Now when I run Avira Scans ... at the end of the Scan it tells me that I must Reboot and after the reboot the scan starts sutomatically again ... it never Registers or remembers a complete scan cycle ... and is not indicated on the Overview page.

    So, I have disabled the Windows Defender.

    When looking at the Windows Defender Definitions Update page, it shows that Microsoft is catching whole new Virus and Malwares on a daily basis ... and Windows Defender definition database really is "up-to-date". So ...


    Q1: Is Microsoft Safety Scanner Definitons list same as Microsoft Windows Defender list?
    The reason I am asking this is because once you disable the Defender ... you can't use the On-Demand Scans with it.

    Q2: Does anyone know where I can find the Microsoft Safety Scanner Definitons LOG/Changes?

    Thanks,

    G! :)
     
  2. JRViejo

    JRViejo Super Moderator

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    gonwk, as this sevenforums.com Post indicates, Microsoft Safety Scanner uses the same definitions listed here (change logs posted there as well).
     
  3. The Hammer

    The Hammer Registered Member

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    Well Avira has been pretty consistent about disabling Defender for some time now so you've been lucky up till now. You might try using MBAM on demand as a substitute. I know that wasn't your question but it may help.
     
  4. sg09

    sg09 Registered Member

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    Be informed that MS safety scanner removes threat automatically. So if there is any unwanted FP, you are ......:doubt:
     
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