is the windows defender tool any good.

  charlton200 17:51 27 Apr 06
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Hi,
could you tell me please if the windows defender from microsoft is any good.

So far on my system i have
spyware blaster,
ad-aware
zone alarm and avg.

Thank you.

  Skills 18:05 27 Apr 06

The windows defender program has a real time protection element so I would say that you should add it to your list.

  charlton200 18:12 27 Apr 06

Thanks .
has spybot s&d got real time protection and if it has would they conflict.
thanks

  Eric half-a-bee 18:16 27 Apr 06

Have a look at click here - Defnder is far from problem free.

  eedcam 18:25 27 Apr 06

Doesn't clash with Spybot doesn't do much either

  ulrich 18:32 27 Apr 06

It seems to do what it says, I have had no problems.

  Aargh 18:33 27 Apr 06

Ad-aware & spybot do a good job for free behind Norton Internet Security for me - nothing else needed. You just need to run regular scans if your firewall isn't realtime checking.

  arris 18:39 27 Apr 06

I've had one problem with it conflicting with a Spybot update.

  GANDALF <|:-)> 19:10 27 Apr 06

I use Windows Defender and AVG without a firewall and have had no problems at all.

G

  charlton200 19:10 27 Apr 06

Thanks for your advise.

I still unclear if spybot is also a real time protection.
cheers

  gudgulf 19:26 27 Apr 06

Spybot has an "Immunise" function which works in the same way as SpywareBlaster....that is it adds entries to the registry which fool malware into thinking it's already installed.

So no,Spybot does not have a true real time protection mode.....but it will block some nasties from installing.

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