Results 1 to 3 of 3
  1. #1
    New Lounger
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Springfield, VA
    Posts
    12
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 2 Times in 1 Post
    I am running Windows XP (SP3) and have Windows Defender disabled since I use Norton Internet Security 2010 instead. However, Windows Defender is still getting Automatic Updates almost daily. Is there a way to stop these Automatic Updates to Windows Defender absent uninstalling Windows Defender? Should I uninstall Windows Defender and reinstall it if it is ever needed?

  2. #2
    Administrator
    Join Date
    Mar 2001
    Location
    St Louis, Missouri, USA
    Posts
    23,594
    Thanks
    5
    Thanked 1,059 Times in 928 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by Jeffrey Nase View Post
    I am running Windows XP (SP3) and have Windows Defender disabled since I use Norton Internet Security 2010 instead. However, Windows Defender is still getting Automatic Updates almost daily. Is there a way to stop these Automatic Updates to Windows Defender absent uninstalling Windows Defender? Should I uninstall Windows Defender and reinstall it if it is ever needed?
    If AU determines you have the program installed you'll get updates. I'd uninstall Defender. If you ever need an anti-virus & anti-malware program check out the free Microsoft Security Essentials.

    Joe
    Joe

  3. #3
    Lounger
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Huntley, IL USA
    Posts
    42
    Thanks
    9
    Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Jeffrey Nase View Post
    I am running Windows XP (SP3) and have Windows Defender disabled since I use Norton Internet Security 2010 instead. However, Windows Defender is still getting Automatic Updates almost daily. Is there a way to stop these Automatic Updates to Windows Defender absent uninstalling Windows Defender? Should I uninstall Windows Defender and reinstall it if it is ever needed?
    I believe that if you go into the options of defender, you can turn off real time scanning and I think that will stop the updates.

    I personally have defender installed, but not for the anti-spyware feature (which I have disabled). I use it for the excellent Software Explorer tool that lists start up programs with more details than most other startup monitoring programs. Doesnt take any overhead, and when I need it, I really find it useful when used with other start up monitoring programs to see what is real and what might be bogus.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •