windows defender

  Daiol 14:56 22 Dec 2008

Hi,Anybody having problems with windows defender ??.As every time i turn on my pc the icon appears in the notification area ststing to check for updates but when i do check it comes back no update available.The only way to stop the icon is to right click and select exit any help please or is there an alternative to windows defender.Thanks daiol.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 20:39 22 Dec 2008

Sounds as if it set to scan on switching on your PC also set to check for updates before scanning.

try changing the Options in the Tools menu.

  Daiol 11:51 26 Dec 2008

Hi,sorry for delay.Thanks for reply checkup your suggestion but its still playing up i check for updates and it says no updates available.Is windows defender a popular program or is there another one that i can use any recommendations please.Merry xmas to all.daiol.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 11:59 26 Dec 2008

I use defender as it is free and checks in realtime.

I back it up with Superantispyware and Malwarebytes Antimalware which won't scan in realtime unles you pay for the pro versions. As niether of these appear to find any problems then I can only assume that defender is doing a good job for me.

try uninstalling and reinstalling defender.

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