windows defender

  sunnystaines 17:21 27 Dec 2008

normally gets a knocking from everyone. but after viewing youtube clips noticed a red cross in windows defender it had cleaned a trojan. my AV failed to see it.

first thing its ever found, never even found a tracking cookie before.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 17:27 27 Dec 2008

I run defender as a real time scanner, backed up by Superantispyware and Malwarebytes both of which never seem to find anything so I assume defender is doing its job well.

  sunnystaines 17:29 27 Dec 2008

Fruit Bat /\0/\

I run the same, always run ccleaner before a scan to clear the tracking cookies as SAS for unknown reason always needs a restart to clear them.

  [email protected] 15:20 28 Dec 2008

when i got shot of my 32 bit vista, i was giving the pc my to mate, he only need the motherboard, cpu and graphics card, so i had a play, i had subscriptions for nod and kaspersky at the time. i can't post the link but theres a forum which indications a lot of pretty evil sites, i also installed limewire.
the results were shocking to be honest and i havn't trusted any anti-virus since, defender ignored, kis bluescreened and nod got confused and couldnt clean very well at all.
i have since learned much about networking, use a hardware firewall only on my gaming pc, and don't use java or flash on my regular pc i use malwarebytes as a scanner on both.
i think the point is all av's are tested on threats that are days old, a test enviroment with known threats.
on the dark side of the web they don't stand much chance. IMHO of course.

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