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    MS Defender (Beta)

    Not sure if this is a problem or not - grateful any/all comments: Last Friday, having made my dial-up connection, MS offered to update my MSAS to MS Defender Beta (had heard that they had started to roll it out on a 'trickle' basis). I accepted the offer and all went fine. When complete I did a full scan and Defender said it had found a) a Private access plugin (dialer) - it was in my local settings/temp and was in there as installer.inf, and [img]/forums/images/smilies/cool.gif[/img] KaZaA. It said I should immediately remove the dialer and recommended I remove KaZaA - I did both (strange though that I've never found them before, especially as I regularly scan with MSAS, Norton AV, Spybot and Ad-Aware!).

    All was fine until I wanted to log into the lounge and found that every time I tried I got the Gateway time out error - Nothing else seemed to be affected, but for the whole weekend I was unable to access the lounge, always getting the Gateway time out error. Today, I've suddenly got access again! What I'd like to know, whilst I'm still able to get into the lounge, is - is this just a coincidence, or might it have something to do with Defender and, most importantly, am I likely to end up being locked out of the lounge again??? Has anyone else had anything similar when updating to Defender? I value being able to browse the lounge regularly and would be lost without it. Peace of mind required please.
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    Keith

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    Re: MS Defender (Beta)

    I couldn't get in all weekend either and I've changed nothing on my system. I assumed it was the lounge having problems again.

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    Re: MS Defender (Beta)

    Same here, assumed lounge was down again but also installed Defender. Some coincedence.

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    Re: MS Defender (Beta)

    The Wopr site was down for awhile. See the threads in the "Lounge Matters"

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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    Re: MS Defender (Beta)

    Thanks Guys! Checked out the thread in lounge matters (thanks Dave) - Seems several of us had same problem - wish it hadn't happened just at same time that I downloaded Defender. I'll put being paranoid on the back-burner for now!
    Cheers,
    Keith

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