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Windows 7 and antispyware software
« on: February 26, 2012, 08:54:03 AM »
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I would like to know, which antispyware software is good for windows 7 system and if this is necessary. I have already installed ESSET Smart Security.

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Re: Windows 7 and antispyware software
« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2012, 12:19:21 PM »
Hi:

Sorry for the late response here, but you should be fine ESSET Smart Security, it has an antispyware.

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Re: Windows 7 and antispyware software
« Reply #2 on: June 10, 2013, 07:02:30 PM »
I have a question;

What is Windows Defender?  If I have a licensed antivirus product (Eset), what is the purpose of having Windows Defender? Recently it asked for scanning my computer. Should I uninstall it?

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Re: Windows 7 and antispyware software
« Reply #3 on: June 10, 2013, 08:06:12 PM »
It is an anti spyware program.  It should not hurt anything to leave it, even though you are running ESET Security suite which already its own. 

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Re: Windows 7 and antispyware software
« Reply #4 on: June 10, 2013, 08:53:52 PM »
It is an anti spyware program. 

Not to be confused with Windows Defender Offline, the boot-scan software originally named Microsoft Standalone System Sweeper, or Windows Defender, the renamed Microsoft Security Essentials pre-installed on Windows 8.
 


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Re: Windows 7 and antispyware software
« Reply #5 on: June 11, 2013, 05:19:10 PM »
It is an anti spyware program. 

Not to be confused with Windows Defender Offline, the boot-scan software originally named Microsoft Standalone System Sweeper, or Windows Defender, the renamed Microsoft Security Essentials pre-installed on Windows 8.
 

My computer runs with Windows 7, and Windows Defender was already installed when I bought it.

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Re: Windows 7 and antispyware software
« Reply #6 on: June 11, 2013, 06:09:46 PM »
Yep, pre installed.

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