Windows Defender or AVG Anti Spware

Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by Long View, Jan 18, 2007.

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  1. Long View

    Long View Registered Member

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    Windows Defender never seems to do anything ( except go wrong once in a while) so I have changed to AVG Anti Spyware 7.5 ( free) ie Non Resident Shield.

    Is there anyone out there who thinks that Windows Defender might be better ?
    again assuming only used for Scaning and not actively running.
     
  2. farmerlee

    farmerlee Registered Member

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    I highly doubt Defender is in the league as AVG AS.
     
  3. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    Hello,
    Stay with AVG, they knows what they're doing....
    Mrk
     
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    AVG Anti Spware is definitely the better choice!
     
  5. Long View

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    Thanks everyone

    The final choice (until I change my mind) is:

    (1) Netgear DG834 Firewall
    (2) Firefox (No scripts)
    (3) Net Address delivering mail checked for spam and virus
    (4) Antivir PE Classic Free - On demand
    (5) AVG Anti Spyware Free - On demand
    (6) ProSecurity 1.26
     
  6. twl845

    twl845 Registered Member

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    At the risk of repeating myself, I had Microsoft antispyware, later named Windows Defender installed on my pc for over a year and it found one piece of malware. I could do a scan and it would find nothing, and then I would run Ad-Aware and catch 3 data miners. As for AVG, I bought it when it was ewido, and run it live. It has caught over 2,900 bad things on it's own since I installed it.
     
  7. farmerlee

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    Looks like a good, fast setup.
    One other idea you can try is adding the dr web scanner link to firefox. It gives you the option of scanning a file using the online dr web scanner before you download it.
     
  8. kof

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    AVG Anti-Spyware FTW. :thumb:

    no need words. :isay:
     
  9. Long View

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    Thanks - Have just tried this. Am I using it properly ? I found a file which Dr Web checked saying it was clean and then downloaded in the normal way ?

    Is there really much/any benefit to doing this compared to downloading and then using Antivir to check before activating a file ? Are there downloadable files which will auto run when the reach the desktop ? I suppose so otherwise why check before down load ?
     
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