That when you alter something on a PC that's been running faultlessly for weeks, some totally unrelated item suddenly behaves differently. A more serious thought is whether these "problems" might be down to use of registry cleaners etc altering things that "might" be needed later for certain things. For example, yesterday I turned off Windows defender fully, I never have it real time scan anyway but unticked the box that allows all users to perform scan. (I had a reason for doing that) I go to copy something from a file on a USB stick later and get message that "this device would perform better if used with a USB2 port" of which apparently I had eight to choose from ???? Really !! Must be more than coincidence that that messages appears after altering defender. Reboot and seems OK This morning I turned defender back on (not the scanning) as it had been set up before and now one of the Vista gadgets was incorrectly sized... massive and distorted. Close it and reopen and seems OK. Anyone else find odd things like this ?
Microsoft should not be allowed to have Windows Defender installed in Vista.As far as I know it is near impossible to remove it. I would have thought that it would be debatable whether this should be allowed or not. They have already had a few hefty fines from Europe for including different software I don't see why they should be allowed to install it in new computers.It should be offered as a download so that those that want to use it can.And those that don't Don't. I would imagine the Do not's would be in the majority
"Windows BUGS" You are not wrong there :) Oh well... it's not just me then. I would have been happy to leave Defender off for all users, except that I find you can't then access such things as software explorer to monitor and control start up programs etc. Has anyone ever had Defender find anything I wonder ?