Windows Defender

Discussion in 'ESET NOD32 Antivirus' started by linkot, Mar 12, 2010.

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  1. linkot

    linkot Registered Member

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    I have been enjoying NOD32 for over a year now and today for the first time I had a window saying Windows Defender hasn't scanned in three days! Should Windows Defender be monitoring my system 'along with' NOD32?

    In the Windows Security Center I see:
    Firewall (on)
    Automatic updating (on)
    Malware protection) (on)
    User Account Control (on)

    Vista Home Premium w/Service Pack 2
    64-bit Operating System

    Thanks!
     
  2. Matthijs5nl

    Matthijs5nl Guest

    To be honest, it doesnt really matter. ESET NOD32 and Windows Defender are 100% compatible with eachother. Next to that Windows Defender is really light.

    But the detection of Windows Defender (at default settings) doesn't really add something to NOD32, except for (maybe) false positives at cracks and keygens etc.

    So it is your call. I disabled it (Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit).
     
  3. siljaline

    siljaline Former Poster

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    From ESET Support here.
    Check your settings as to why Windows Defender has not scanned as scheduled.
     
  4. linkot

    linkot Registered Member

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    Windows Defender most likely missed a scan as I'm not up every night until 2AM! Thanks for mentioning that ... I'll adjust the schedule now that I know it is safe to do so.
    Your help is appreciated ... many thanks!
     
  5. siljaline

    siljaline Former Poster

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    If adjusting the scan scheduler helps, that is excellent. Glad to help.

    Regards,

     
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