Do i need Vista Wins Defender?

  Phoenix40 01:24 08 Mar 14
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Hello on the recommendation of this site i downloaded the antivirus software called Avast which seems to work well at the moment. But i noticed on my Windows Update that im still downloading updates for my Vista Windows Defender which i think is causing my computer to crash after its downloaded the latest update. Then when my computer doesnt start up and does a system repair and restore the computer starts to download the latest windows Defender update again so it keeps causing my computer to crash again. So two things i need to ask do i still need windows Defender? If i dont need it how do i turn it off and stop the window updates keep coming through? Hope someone can help as its irritating me now. I got a feeling its causing an online game to keep crashing the computer now.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 10:31 08 Mar 14

I still use defender as a back up to Avast but its never found anything for years when scanning.

Therefore as you are having problems I suggest you uninstall it.

  Phoenix40 18:35 08 Mar 14

Thank you for your reply but i also noticed my Winzip 18 had been uninstalled as well by the system repair and restore setup. So that might be causing the trouble as well when i reinstall it. Is there a free winzip version you can download where you dont have to keep installing it every month? Let me know if you can thanks.

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