Windows Live Onecare and Windows Defender

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Security' started by Jerry, Aug 28, 2007.

  1. Jerry

    Jerry Guest

    I use Windows Vista and I'm currently trying the Windows Live Onecare. Before
    this I was using the Windows Defender and another firewall/virus protection
    program. Every time I turn on my computer I get the warning that Windows
    Defender is OFF. I turn it back on, but the same thing happens next time. My
    question is: Is Windows Live Onecare turning off Windows Defender as it is
    incorporated into the software?
    Thank you,
    Jerry
     
    Jerry, Aug 28, 2007
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  2. Jerry

    P. Di Stolfo Guest

    Hello,

    Windows Live OneCare has the same functionality as Defender plus a lot of
    other features. Yes, OneCare should turn off Defender.

    Hope this helps.
    Greetings,
    P. Di Stolfo
     
    P. Di Stolfo, Aug 28, 2007
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  3. Jerry

    Cal Bear '66 Guest

    Yes, OneCare includes it's own version of Defender (and Firewall) and will turn
    off Windows Defender (and Windows Firewall).

    Don't know why you are getting the warning though. Just leave Windows Defender
    OFF, reboot and see if the alert occurs again.
     
    Cal Bear '66, Aug 28, 2007
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  4. Windows Live One Care has its own version of Defender and Windows Firewall
    so, yes it will turn the versions on Vista off. I'm running One care on
    Windows XP on a Virtual Machine and every time I boot the virtual machine I
    too get the message that the firewall is turned off and also defender, but
    once the system has fully booted and One Care has initialised the message
    disappears. It certainly hasn't caused me any worry.

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  5. Jerry

    Jerry Guest

    Thank you all for your quick answers.
     
    Jerry, Aug 29, 2007
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  6. Jerry

    JerryM Guest

    If you see a yellow shield near the clock on the task bar, right click it
    and turn it off so you don't get the warning about Windows Defender.
     
    JerryM, Aug 29, 2007
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  7. You're Welcome! I notice that this issue has been raised in the MVP private
    newsgroups, so maybe Microsoft will attend to what has been described as an
    'annoyance'

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    John Barnett MVP, Aug 29, 2007
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