Security Center and Defender?

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Installation' started by User, Mar 22, 2006.

  1. User

    User Guest

    Is there a way to disable security center notifications? Or security center
    altogether?

    Also- I would like to remove defender- can it be done?
     
    User, Mar 22, 2006
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  2. Windows Defender cannot be uninstalled in Vista - it's linked in with the
    kernel so it's a bit like removing the frontal lobe of the brain on a human!
    You *can* remove Security Center notifications, but it's highly recommended
    that you don't.

    Go to Start > Run > services.msc > Disable the Security Center service.
    However this will leave you with a permanent red shield and a notification
    on startup saying that the Security Center isn't started. That's all you get
    though...

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    Zack Whittaker \(R2 Mentor\), Mar 22, 2006
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  3. Andre Da Costa [Extended64], Mar 22, 2006
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  4. Definately not recommended... but still, I've done it on a standalone
    machine of mine because it's only got 512MB RAM :eek:P

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    Zack Whittaker \(R2 Mentor\), Mar 22, 2006
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  5. User

    Sirius Guest

    Are you kidding me?

    Aren't we getting back to the unfair stuff here. Like IE was tied to the
    Win98 Kernel, or something like that?


    Thi
     
    Sirius, Mar 23, 2006
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  6. Microsoft are getting pretty... obsessive about security at the moment. Can
    you blame them? Hotfix here, update there, omg a WMF patch there as well...
    patches patches patches all the bloody time! They're trying to do everything
    they can to restore the faith of security into their users as well as not
    having to release a patch every few days.

    But I see what you mean though.

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    Zack Whittaker \(R2 Mentor\), Mar 23, 2006
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  7. Andre Da Costa [Extended64], Mar 23, 2006
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  8. User

    User Guest

    Does seem a bit overzealous. I prefer to use best of breed products.
    Security? Well when you're the big guy- you're gonna get hit..

    Can't MS put this stuff there for me to add- or at least ask me during
    install for a 'user pattern profile' in case I'm PC Security illiterate?

    -- That's what I would like-

    To have all this stuff there for me to add/remove at my option?
    What do you think?


    Btw- Having looked for a small amount of time- It looks like add/remove is
    removed?

    MS gave up on the AV in the early 90's- remember the purchase of Central
    Point AV? Too much work and resonsibility I think was the dejur-

    BTW-- What liability has MS accepted with this product's Security Suite
    being part of the kernel.. I guess if I get hit (which I haven't using my
    best of breed stuff under XP); and loose $$$ via a hack- what outlet for
    recovery do I have? My bank assumes liability for my money - which the have
    under lock and key..

    I'm not ms bashing- just don't think the grab on other market areas is a $$
    recovery source..
    I just read that Media center is out selling all other MS OS'..

    I just want to work my pc- in a way that I'm comfortable with.. That means
    not realying on MS to protect it- 100%- or even 75% for that matter.

    If it runs my programs- old and new, doesn't crash and looks appealing- I'm
    happy.

    Speed is perception- If you overeat your gonna get slow..IMHO

    Disabling many services helps here least with XP; btw. Black Viper did
    wonders for my XP with his service (disabling) recommendations..



    Gibson Research met (http://www.grc.com )with MS on countless occassions to
    warn/remedy/help with XP holes pre release- as I'm sure did many beta
    testers and helpful hackers...


    Has the security focus really changed in this release??
     
    User, Mar 24, 2006
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