does Windows Defender actually defend anything?

  Halmer 19:49 01 Sep 2006

Because mine never ever seems to find anything or stop anything as far as I know.

  Jackcoms 20:41 01 Sep 2006

"does Windows Defender actually defend anything?"

Yes, it defends your PC against malware

"Because mine never ever seems to find anything or stop anything as far as I know".

So, it's doing its job then; and you probably haven't been visiting nasty, horrible malware-infested sites.

  Halmer 22:25 02 Sep 2006


  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 22:27 02 Sep 2006

Defender is a real time scanner, do you have any other antispyware installed such as spywareblaster (as a blocker)?

  GANDALF <|:-)> 22:32 02 Sep 2006

I only use WD, AVG and no firewall...I never have a problem and I open all attachments.....'nuff said. Lot of paranoia and utter rubbish talked about the Net ;-))


  Halmer 22:35 02 Sep 2006

and methodically keep them, up to date.

Yesterday I couldn't log on and was informed that I have a boot virus. God knows how. Had to relaod Windows today. Took me about 8 hrs to get everything working.

  Halmer 22:37 02 Sep 2006
  rdave13 22:38 02 Sep 2006

Just use a firewall, antivirus program, (recommend Avast!) and the usual antispyware progs.

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