Windows Defender Useless?

Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by GrammatonCleric, Jul 22, 2011.

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  1. GrammatonCleric

    GrammatonCleric Registered Member

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    Ok I am wondering is WIndows Defender that comes with Win7 useless?
    I have win764bit in Vmware and I throw all bunch of crap at it and I am yet to hear Windows Defender give a peep (warning box etc, anything).
     
  2. J_L

    J_L Registered Member

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    It's not that effective. Try older malware.
     
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    I think it's not effective coz Microsoft ...they're doing too many things and they couldn't focus much on the protection aspect on the net. Better use other proven and tested protection program with a history. :cool:
     
  4. funkydude

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    It uses the same detection engine as MSE, so detection rates are the same. It just doesn't have the features of MSE like network inspector, etc.
     
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    I guess it only has the antispyware definition since its not an AV.
     
  6. Victek

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    The fact that it doesn't update reliably and often is reason enough to not rely on it. It is unfortunate that WD and MSE are tied to Windows Update instead of having a dedicated update server.
     
  7. DBone

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    That dead elephant has been disabled on my machines since day one. No thanks.
     
  8. Ibrad

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    It still gets updates, in fact today it just got updated to the new engine that Microsoft just published.
     
  9. Doraemon

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    Pretty much. I always disable it at first boot of fresh W7 installs! :cool: :cool: :cool:
     
  10. bollity

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    Disable it and disable it's service.
    It is better for microsoft to remove it from the coming windows 8.
     
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