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    Vsita with Onecare (Vista Ultimate)

    Hi; On the XP sp2 machine I'm running right now I recently upgraded Live Onecare 1.1 to 1.5. I was also using Defender and the Onecare said I had to disable all AV programs it, including Defender, so I uninstalled it - Version 1.5 of Onecare is supposed to include all the functions that were Defender's. I'm about (next week) to get a new Gateway FX530XV with Vista Ultimate installed on it. I would also like to install the Onecare on that system. Now, since Defender is incorporated into Vista, will the two be compatible? In case not is the Defender in Vista as a discrete program that can be either disabled or uninstalled? If there is a way to just "turn it off" what is that? Would there be any damage to the Vista to either disable or uninstall Defender so that I can use Onecare? (I've already paid for it through November) and it seems to be doing a fine job, and I don't think there'd be any use in trying to run Defender since it will now be superfluous. I've taken advantage of help here in the lounge before so I will thank you in advance for your help with this.

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    Re: Vsita with Onecare (Vista Ultimate)

    Now, since Defender is incorporated into Vista, will the two be compatible? Yes, I have been running OneCare since RTM of Vista, I did NOT need to do anything to Defender.

    In case not is the Defender in Vista as a discrete program that can be either disabled or uninstalled? N/A

    If there is a way to just "turn it off" what is that? NO need to.

    Would there be any damage to the Vista to either disable or uninstall Defender so that I can use OneCare? No need to

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

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    Re: Vista with Onecare (Vista Ultimate)

    Thanks for your quick answer, Dave. Now if I can get everything to transfer cleanly I'll be all set. Should I go ahead and establish user accounts and email settings before doing the transfer. I know that its only the contents of the files that will be transferred, would this help so they'll have a place to settle in? Thanks again.

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    Re: Vista with Onecare (Vista Ultimate)

    I hate being a party pooper, but I do hope you aren't trusting the AV part of Windows One Care to provide adequate security? The reason I bring this up is that One Care's AV is near the bottom of the barrel in regard to its detection rates. See here: http://www.av-comparatives.org/. Click on the "Look into the <font color=blue>Comparatives</font color=blue> section" link to see how all the various entries fared.

    You would be much better off using Kaspersky AV or NOD32 or even the free AntiVir. My AV of choice is KAV; current version 6.0.2.614 and 100% compatible with Vista.

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