Windows Defender goes Free and Final... :)

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  1. Choto Cheeta

    Choto Cheeta Rebooting

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    Windows® Defender

    Windows Defender is a free program that helps protect your computer against pop-ups, slow performance, and security threats caused by spyware and other unwanted software. It features Real-Time Protection, a monitoring system that recommends actions against spyware when it's detected and minimizes interruptions and helps you stay productive. Now with 2 free support incidents for Windows XP and Windows Server 2003

    Read More and Download

    P.S. Downloading may require Validation of Windows...
     
  2. Kiran.dks

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    Windows Defender was free from the day it born.
     
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    Choto Cheeta

    Choto Cheeta Rebooting

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    hmm... It was free in the sense of Being a Beta Software.. now its comercially available as a Free product... :rolleyes:
     
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    Ok dude..Windows Defender was earlier called 'Microsoft AntiSpyware' which was free for download. Agree that, it was also Beta version. Microsoft promised earlier that Windows Defender would be a free version always.
    Anyways,.....jus made a point seeing thread subject line. ;-) "Microsoft releases Final Windows Defender" would have been better. Thanks for the info!
     
  5. brutality9k

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    Nah, Ad aware is better, i will use that
     
  6. hemant_mathur

    hemant_mathur -- No Easter Eggs here --

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    Nice info ... downloading it.
     
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    Its not free. u have to buy XP to be able to use it !
     
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    ^^
    ya right,for dat u must havin legal copy of windows xp,only thn u can install
     
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    Third Eye gooby pls

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    Thanks for telling us !
     
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    I cant get the ways of Windows Defender. I cant even see it running in Real Time. I think it runs as a service. I dont bother to scan with it as it never detects anything. Adaware and Spybot rule...
     
  11. ax3

    ax3 Cool as a CUCUMBAR ! ! !

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    me 2 ...... downloading it
     
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    Choto Cheeta

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    in that sense SpyBot or any other tool is also paid... as u need to have windows to run them and Windows is a paid software :))...
     
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    manas Wandering in the zone ...

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    Spybot does not require genuine Windows.. :mrgreen:
     
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    old stuff using it for more than a month
     
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    Vyasram The pWnster

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    it was never free and neither will it be ever

    itz just freeware
     
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    :D Bazook'ed!
     
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    It is real time, just configure the settings. And do you notice that your system suddenly becomes slow sometimes, open defender, it will be scanning your HDD. And I had only one spyware in last 5months and Defender caught it. And I havn't faced a problem at all.

    Aditya
     
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    Yeah it’s come pretty handy and keeps off the malwarez / Trojans at bay.
    Reduce risk and improve security.....5star
     
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    i have installed autopatcher Nov2006. now windows defender is installed by default alogwith other addons like IE7 and WMP11.

    should i remove Avast now? is windows defender reliable against viruses?
     
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