I installed Microsoft AntiSpyware some time ago, today I heard about Defender so installed that. Is it the same software updated or are they two different programs. Do they do the same job, if so should I remove AntiSpyware?
Thanks remind. I thought they may be the same when I ran it. I have played around with the setting in Defender and I think I have the hang of it. I haven't made up my mind what to do yet. I did save both to file when I originally download each of them so it won't be a problem to reinstall.
Thanks again, you were very quick with your reply,
I thought that installing Defender automatically removed Microsoft Antispy - certainly not worth having them both. I don`t think you can get MS Antispware updates any more - support finished weeks ago!
Last time I used AS it appeared it was supported until the end of July 2006, it seemed to be updating regularly though I didn't go to the bother of checking precise update version numbers. I could well be wrong. "By design, Windows Defender (Beta 2) Refresh removes Windows AntiSpyware (Beta) and previous Windows Defender (Beta 2) releases. " from MS Antispyware/Defender site
Ok Chaps, I thought they were different programs as both icons were on the screen. When I tried to run AS again it couldn't be found, so I deleted the icon and now realise that Defender has taken over from it. I will stay with defender now.