Windows defender, what does it do?

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by dave holbon, Jun 2, 2006.

  1. dave holbon

    dave holbon Moderator

    London England
    Windows Defender beta 2,

    Has anyone using this product ever detected anything as I’ve had it on my machine now for over a month during which time its done absolutely nothing whilst Spybot, Adaware and Spyware Doctor are detecting things all over the place.

    Or is it just me.

  2. tdinc

    tdinc █▄█ ▀█▄ █ Political User

    Sterling Heights, MICHIGAN
    You raise a good point, I myself have not one time noticed a detection of anykind on a PC that I have installed WD on . while S-B and respected apps have detected many low to high risk malware......While still in a beta bugs are sure to be around until they are ironed out..I still recommend using it.
  3. kcnychief

    kcnychief █▄█ ▀█▄ █ Political User Folding Team

    I haven't had anything pop up myself when it's been installed, but if a machine is already infected it finds a lot on first download/update/scan.

    Remember though, no single solution is yet efficient enough to run on it's on in regards to spyware. The best defense is multiple points of offense, or something like that :p

    Translation - run at least 2-3 spyware apps on an infected machine.