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Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by David Wells, Jan 14, 2010.

  1. David Wells

    David Wells Flightless Bird

    Running Windows Defender on Acer laptop. Ever since upgrading to
    Windows 7 Windows Defender fails to start up at set time and do a
    scan. Can do it manually ok. It does check for windows 7 upgrades ok.
    Have checked the setting in options and it says to do scan each day at
    10AM. And the box is not checked to do scan when only computer is
    idle. Any ideas out there?
     
  2. MJMIII

    MJMIII Flightless Bird

    "David Wells" <nospan@nospam.com> wrote in message
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    > Running Windows Defender on Acer laptop. Ever since upgrading to
    > Windows 7 Windows Defender fails to start up at set time and do a
    > scan. Can do it manually ok. It does check for windows 7 upgrades ok.
    > Have checked the setting in options and it says to do scan each day at
    > 10AM. And the box is not checked to do scan when only computer is
    > idle. Any ideas out there?


    What AV are you running? If you use MSE, I believe it shuts Defender down.
    Defender becomes redundant.
    --


    "Don't pick a fight with an old man.
    If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you."
     
  3. Richard in AZ

    Richard in AZ Flightless Bird

    "MJMIII" <balrog@castaway.net> wrote in message
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    > "David Wells" <nospan@nospam.com> wrote in message
    > news:rfluk5h9i8l08n79mgfnqgn80ohv35n273@4ax.com...
    >> Running Windows Defender on Acer laptop. Ever since upgrading to
    >> Windows 7 Windows Defender fails to start up at set time and do a
    >> scan. Can do it manually ok. It does check for windows 7 upgrades ok.
    >> Have checked the setting in options and it says to do scan each day at
    >> 10AM. And the box is not checked to do scan when only computer is
    >> idle. Any ideas out there?

    >
    > What AV are you running? If you use MSE, I believe it shuts Defender down. Defender becomes
    > redundant.
    > --
    >
    >
    > "Don't pick a fight with an old man.
    > If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you."
    >

    The latest's version of AVG (9) also shuts down Windows Defender.
     
  4. Roland Schweiger

    Roland Schweiger Flightless Bird

    I would also recomend you to use
    Microsoft Security Essentials!
    It shuts down Defender, and it is not only spyware protection,
    but a fully qualified functional AntiVirus software.
    Easy to use and not so resource consuming as many others.
     
  5. Andrew

    Andrew Flightless Bird

    "Richard in AZ" <me@mailinator.com> wrote in message
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    > "MJMIII" <balrog@castaway.net> wrote in message
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    >> "David Wells" <nospan@nospam.com> wrote in message
    >> news:rfluk5h9i8l08n79mgfnqgn80ohv35n273@4ax.com...
    >>> Running Windows Defender on Acer laptop. Ever since upgrading to
    >>> Windows 7 Windows Defender fails to start up at set time and do a
    >>> scan. Can do it manually ok. It does check for windows 7 upgrades ok.
    >>> Have checked the setting in options and it says to do scan each day at
    >>> 10AM. And the box is not checked to do scan when only computer is
    >>> idle. Any ideas out there?

    >>
    >> What AV are you running? If you use MSE, I believe it shuts Defender
    >> down. Defender becomes redundant.
    >> --
    >>
    >>
    >> "Don't pick a fight with an old man.
    >> If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you."
    >>

    > The latest's version of AVG (9) also shuts down Windows Defender.
    >


    Also verify you have your windows clock set properly.
    I've seen people with their AM/PM's mixed up.
     
  6. Lord Vetinari

    Lord Vetinari Flightless Bird

    "Andrew" <yogig.nospamm.no.spam@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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    >
    >
    > "Richard in AZ" <me@mailinator.com> wrote in message
    > news:hio6v4$cg2$1@speranza.aioe.org...
    >>
    >> "MJMIII" <balrog@castaway.net> wrote in message
    >> news:Ub-dnQHVAuZwx9LWnZ2dnUVZ_jqdnZ2d@giganews.com...
    >>> "David Wells" <nospan@nospam.com> wrote in message
    >>> news:rfluk5h9i8l08n79mgfnqgn80ohv35n273@4ax.com...
    >>>> Running Windows Defender on Acer laptop. Ever since upgrading to
    >>>> Windows 7 Windows Defender fails to start up at set time and do a
    >>>> scan. Can do it manually ok. It does check for windows 7 upgrades ok.
    >>>> Have checked the setting in options and it says to do scan each day at
    >>>> 10AM. And the box is not checked to do scan when only computer is
    >>>> idle. Any ideas out there?
    >>>
    >>> What AV are you running? If you use MSE, I believe it shuts Defender
    >>> down. Defender becomes redundant.


    Defender is worth what you pay for it......

    >>> "Don't pick a fight with an old man.
    >>> If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you."


    Excellent! Reminds me of a song - Michael "Moonwulf" Longcor's 'The
    Swordsman's Dance'....

    "You think your youthful speed and zeal will be the death of me
    My head holds far more deadly tricks than you would live to see
    My wrist and arm are tempered steel while yours are forming clay
    I killed my first before your birth - I'll kill you if you stay

    >> The latest's version of AVG (9) also shuts down Windows Defender.


    I stopped using AVG, because my computer took a serious performance hit,
    while running it. Tonight, I buy NOD32.

    > Also verify you have your windows clock set properly.
    > I've seen people with their AM/PM's mixed up.


    Like me, last night. Good thing I woke up anyway.


    --
    Of all the things I've lost in my life, I miss my mind the most
    - Ozzy Osbourne
     
  7. Charles Tomaras

    Charles Tomaras Flightless Bird

    "Lord Vetinari" <vetinari@ameritech.net> wrote in message
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    > I stopped using AVG, because my computer took a serious performance hit,
    > while running it. Tonight, I buy NOD32.


    http://www.microsoft.com/security_essentials/

    Free...worth a try before you spend.
     
  8. Lord Vetinari

    Lord Vetinari Flightless Bird

    "Charles Tomaras" <tomaras@tomaras.com> wrote in message
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    > "Lord Vetinari" <vetinari@ameritech.net> wrote in message
    > news:hj7l6o$l5j$1@news.eternal-september.org...
    >> I stopped using AVG, because my computer took a serious performance hit,
    >> while running it. Tonight, I buy NOD32.

    >
    > http://www.microsoft.com/security_essentials/
    >
    > Free...worth a try before you spend.


    In this case, no. MS doesn't really give a rat's ass, and, unless
    something's changed recently, NOD32 is the best on the market.

    I'd intended to buy NOD32 a long time ago, but I'm finally doing it.
     
  9. relic

    relic Flightless Bird

    "Lord Vetinari" <vetinari@ameritech.net> wrote in message
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    > "Charles Tomaras" <tomaras@tomaras.com> wrote in message
    > news:CRI5n.857$bL7.158@newsfe16.iad...
    >> "Lord Vetinari" <vetinari@ameritech.net> wrote in message
    >> news:hj7l6o$l5j$1@news.eternal-september.org...
    >>> I stopped using AVG, because my computer took a serious performance hit,
    >>> while running it. Tonight, I buy NOD32.

    >>
    >> http://www.microsoft.com/security_essentials/
    >>
    >> Free...worth a try before you spend.

    >
    > In this case, no. MS doesn't really give a rat's ass, and, unless
    > something's changed recently, NOD32 is the best on the market.
    >
    > I'd intended to buy NOD32 a long time ago, but I'm finally doing it.
    >


    I've been using NOD32 for about 10 years and I've never had a virus. A
    couple of the "Virus Alerts" of late have gotten past, but Spy Sweeper
    caught them before they could embed themselves. (NOD32 will get them after
    they embed, but I prefer stopping them with Spy Sweeper immediately, so I
    continue to run both.)
     
  10. Lange

    Lange Flightless Bird

    Is there a proof on this?

    On 15/01/2010 3:18, Roland Schweiger wrote:

    > Easy to use and not so resource consuming as many others.
    >
     
  11. ED

    ED Flightless Bird

    ESET NOD32 Fails to Impress



    "relic" <relic2@cjb.net> wrote in message
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    >
    > "Lord Vetinari" <vetinari@ameritech.net> wrote in message
    > news:hja82k$ubs$1@news.eternal-september.org...
    >> "Charles Tomaras" <tomaras@tomaras.com> wrote in message
    >> news:CRI5n.857$bL7.158@newsfe16.iad...
    >>> "Lord Vetinari" <vetinari@ameritech.net> wrote in message
    >>> news:hj7l6o$l5j$1@news.eternal-september.org...
    >>>> I stopped using AVG, because my computer took a serious performance
    >>>> hit, while running it. Tonight, I buy NOD32.
    >>>
    >>> http://www.microsoft.com/security_essentials/
    >>>
    >>> Free...worth a try before you spend.

    >>
    >> In this case, no. MS doesn't really give a rat's ass, and, unless
    >> something's changed recently, NOD32 is the best on the market.
    >>
    >> I'd intended to buy NOD32 a long time ago, but I'm finally doing it.
    >>

    >
    > I've been using NOD32 for about 10 years and I've never had a virus. A
    > couple of the "Virus Alerts" of late have gotten past, but Spy Sweeper
    > caught them before they could embed themselves. (NOD32 will get them after
    > they embed, but I prefer stopping them with Spy Sweeper immediately, so I
    > continue to run both.)
     
  12. Charles Tomaras

    Charles Tomaras Flightless Bird

    "relic" <relic2@cjb.net> wrote in message
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    >
    > "Lord Vetinari" <vetinari@ameritech.net> wrote in message
    > news:hja82k$ubs$1@news.eternal-september.org...
    >> "Charles Tomaras" <tomaras@tomaras.com> wrote in message
    >> news:CRI5n.857$bL7.158@newsfe16.iad...
    >>> "Lord Vetinari" <vetinari@ameritech.net> wrote in message
    >>> news:hj7l6o$l5j$1@news.eternal-september.org...
    >>>> I stopped using AVG, because my computer took a serious performance
    >>>> hit, while running it. Tonight, I buy NOD32.
    >>>
    >>> http://www.microsoft.com/security_essentials/
    >>>
    >>> Free...worth a try before you spend.

    >>
    >> In this case, no. MS doesn't really give a rat's ass, and, unless
    >> something's changed recently, NOD32 is the best on the market.
    >>
    >> I'd intended to buy NOD32 a long time ago, but I'm finally doing it.
    >>

    >
    > I've been using NOD32 for about 10 years and I've never had a virus. A
    > couple of the "Virus Alerts" of late have gotten past, but Spy Sweeper
    > caught them before they could embed themselves. (NOD32 will get them after
    > they embed, but I prefer stopping them with Spy Sweeper immediately, so I
    > continue to run both.)


    I subscribed to NOD32 for two years and ended up bailing after I just felt
    it was too much effort to maintain and also felt it was taking a toll on my
    performance on a moderately powered single CPU laptop. Switched to Windows
    One Care for two years and now MSE. Same as you guys...no virus have taken
    hold with any of them running and I'm just very pleased with the absolute
    ease of use that MSE is providing me for free. I check on it every now and
    again, it's always up to date, my scans run on schedule and my computer is
    in no way bogged down. It's been flawless for me.
     
  13. Charles Tomaras

    Charles Tomaras Flightless Bird

    "Lord Vetinari" <vetinari@ameritech.net> wrote in message
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    > "Charles Tomaras" <tomaras@tomaras.com> wrote in message
    > news:CRI5n.857$bL7.158@newsfe16.iad...
    >> "Lord Vetinari" <vetinari@ameritech.net> wrote in message
    >> news:hj7l6o$l5j$1@news.eternal-september.org...
    >>> I stopped using AVG, because my computer took a serious performance hit,
    >>> while running it. Tonight, I buy NOD32.

    >>
    >> http://www.microsoft.com/security_essentials/
    >>
    >> Free...worth a try before you spend.

    >
    > In this case, no. MS doesn't really give a rat's ass, and, unless
    > something's changed recently, NOD32 is the best on the market.
    >
    > I'd intended to buy NOD32 a long time ago, but I'm finally doing it.


    So...did you buy NOD32? If so, how is your experience been thus far? The
    version I was using for a couple of years (probably from 2005-2007) seemed
    to always draw my attention and I wasted lots of time looking at it, playing
    with it, making sure it was configured properly etc. Just decided I didn't
    need to pay for the distraction.
     
  14. relic

    relic Flightless Bird

    "ED" <Xman@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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    > ESET NOD32 Fails to Impress


    I don't believe that is their goal.

    >
    >
    >
    > "relic" <relic2@cjb.net> wrote in message
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    >>
    >> "Lord Vetinari" <vetinari@ameritech.net> wrote in message
    >> news:hja82k$ubs$1@news.eternal-september.org...
    >>> "Charles Tomaras" <tomaras@tomaras.com> wrote in message
    >>> news:CRI5n.857$bL7.158@newsfe16.iad...
    >>>> "Lord Vetinari" <vetinari@ameritech.net> wrote in message
    >>>> news:hj7l6o$l5j$1@news.eternal-september.org...
    >>>>> I stopped using AVG, because my computer took a serious performance
    >>>>> hit, while running it. Tonight, I buy NOD32.
    >>>>
    >>>> http://www.microsoft.com/security_essentials/
    >>>>
    >>>> Free...worth a try before you spend.
    >>>
    >>> In this case, no. MS doesn't really give a rat's ass, and, unless
    >>> something's changed recently, NOD32 is the best on the market.
    >>>
    >>> I'd intended to buy NOD32 a long time ago, but I'm finally doing it.
    >>>

    >>
    >> I've been using NOD32 for about 10 years and I've never had a virus. A
    >> couple of the "Virus Alerts" of late have gotten past, but Spy Sweeper
    >> caught them before they could embed themselves. (NOD32 will get them
    >> after they embed, but I prefer stopping them with Spy Sweeper
    >> immediately, so I continue to run both.)

    >
    >
     
  15. Lord Vetinari

    Lord Vetinari Flightless Bird

    "Charles Tomaras" <tomaras@tomaras.com> wrote in message
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    > "Lord Vetinari" <vetinari@ameritech.net> wrote in message
    > news:hja82k$ubs$1@news.eternal-september.org...
    >> "Charles Tomaras" <tomaras@tomaras.com> wrote in message
    >> news:CRI5n.857$bL7.158@newsfe16.iad...
    >>> "Lord Vetinari" <vetinari@ameritech.net> wrote in message
    >>> news:hj7l6o$l5j$1@news.eternal-september.org...
    >>>> I stopped using AVG, because my computer took a serious performance
    >>>> hit, while running it. Tonight, I buy NOD32.
    >>>
    >>> http://www.microsoft.com/security_essentials/
    >>>
    >>> Free...worth a try before you spend.

    >>
    >> In this case, no. MS doesn't really give a rat's ass, and, unless
    >> something's changed recently, NOD32 is the best on the market.
    >>
    >> I'd intended to buy NOD32 a long time ago, but I'm finally doing it.

    >
    > So...did you buy NOD32? If so, how is your experience been thus far? The
    > version I was using for a couple of years (probably from 2005-2007) seemed
    > to always draw my attention and I wasted lots of time looking at it,
    > playing with it, making sure it was configured properly etc. Just decided
    > I didn't need to pay for the distraction.


    Yes, I bought it last night. I'd been using the trial version for the last
    month, and I'm very happy with it. It doesn't bug me too much, and as long
    as it doesn't block my access to my own computer, I'll probably be
    satisfied.
     

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