Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question
Solved

Windows Defender

Tags:
  • Security
  • Windows Defender
  • Windows Vista
Last response: in Windows Vista
Share
Anonymous
April 14, 2012 1:57:05 PM

I logged on this morning (like i always do) and i had installed avast last night and uninstalled AVG so i never got around to doing a scan. im also downloading malwarebytes at the moment. pushing that aside for a moment. i logged on and i see "desktop defender" down on my tool bar which i have NEVER seen there before. it was asking for updates. just wondering if this is real or not. im installing malwarebytes and running a avast! scan at the moment to see just what it is since i don't see it in my programs list (disk clean).

heres a picture. i wasn't sure which ling to use so i used both.
http://tinypic.com/r/24c5y50/5
http://i44.tinypic.com/24c5y50.jpg




~Austin

More about : windows defender

a b 8 Security
April 15, 2012 6:28:10 AM

Anonymous said:
I logged on this morning (like i always do) and i had installed avast last night and uninstalled AVG so i never got around to doing a scan. im also downloading malwarebytes at the moment. pushing that aside for a moment. i logged on and i see "desktop defender" down on my tool bar which i have NEVER seen there before. it was asking for updates. just wondering if this is real or not. im installing malwarebytes and running a avast! scan at the moment to see just what it is since i don't see it in my programs list (disk clean).

heres a picture. i wasn't sure which ling to use so i used both.
http://tinypic.com/r/24c5y50/5
http://i44.tinypic.com/24c5y50.jpg




~Austin

Where did you download AVAST from, their Web Site, or some other ?
Desktop Defender might be a game or some malware. Does it say "Desktop Defender 2010" ? - Sometimes when you d/l you get more than expected if not from the Vendor's site. I would be suspicious of your latest acquisition.
m
0
l
Anonymous
April 15, 2012 3:46:07 PM

ksiemb said:
Where did you download AVAST from, their Web Site, or some other ?
Desktop Defender might be a game or some malware. Does it say "Desktop Defender 2010" ? - Sometimes when you d/l you get more than expected if not from the Vendor's site. I would be suspicious of your latest acquisition.


i downloaded avast! and malewarebytes all from this forum: http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/239851-49-simple-free...

ive had desktop defender 2010 and 2011 before which are indeed a virus or maleware,but i do not have those.

what i meant to say was "windows defender", but since ive had desktop defender twice i accidentally put "desktop" rather then "windows".


also i posted a picture about it which would have cleared this up.
m
0
l
Related resources

Best solution

a b 8 Security
April 16, 2012 12:25:09 AM

Defender is the old name for MS anti-virus / anti-spyware program. It's now MS Security Essentials. You should be able to uninstall form Add/Remove programs and install the new one if you want.
Share
Anonymous
April 30, 2012 4:24:02 PM

Best answer selected by doomdiger.
m
0
l
!