Windows 7: What Is Windows Defender
This section describes a free malware protection tool, Windows Defender, from Microsoft for Windows 7 systems.
If don't want to buy Forefront Client Security or Download Security Essentials,
you can use Windows Defender, which is also free and included in Windows 7 Action Center.
Windows Defender offers two ways to help keep spyware from infecting your computer:
- Real-time protection. Windows Defender alerts you when spyware attempt
s to install itself or to run on your computer. It also alerts you when programs attempt
to change important Windows settings.
- Scanning options. You can use Windows Defender to scan for spyware
that might be installed on your computer, to schedule scans on a regular basis,
and to automatically remove anything that's detected during a scan.
By reading its descriptions, I think Windows Defender offers just a sub set of functionalities
offered by Forefront Client Security. Follow next tutorials to try it out.
Last update: 2013.
Table of Contents
About This Windows Security Book
Windows 8: System Security Review
Windows 8: System Security Protection
Windows 8 System Recovery
Windows 8 Defender for Real-Time Protection
Windows 7: System Security Review
Windows 7: System Security Protection
Windows 7 System Recovery
►Windows 7 Forefront Client Security
Windows 7: What is Forefront Client Security?
Windows 7: Forefront Real-Time Protection
Windows 7: Forefront Configuration Settings
Windows 7: Forefront Full Scan
Windows 7: Forefront Log Files
Windows 7: Forefront Software Explorer
Windows 7: Forefront Exploring Network Programs
Windows 7: Forefront Exploring Winsock Services
Windows 7: Microsoft Security Essentials
►Windows 7: What Is Windows Defender
Windows 7: Turning on Windows Defender
Norton Power Eraser - Anti-Virus Scan Tool
McAfee Virus and Malware Protection Tools
Spybot - Spyware Blocker, Detection and Removal
Keeping Firefox Secure
Keeping IE (Internet Explorer) Secure
Malware (Adware, Spyware, Trojan, Worm, and Virus)
HijackThis - Browser Hijacker Diagnosis Tool
IE Add-on Program Listing and Removal
"Conduit Search" - Malware Detection and Removal
"Tube Dimmer", "Scorpion Saver" or "Adpeak" Malware
Malware Manual Removal Experience
Vundo (VirtuMonde/VirtuMundo) - vtsts.dll Removal
Trojan and Malware "Puper" Description and Removal
VSToolbar (VSAdd-in.dll) - Description and Removal
PWS (Password Stealer) Trojan Infection Removal
MS08-001 Vulnerability on Windows Systems
Antivirus System PRO
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