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Windows Defender

User
  • 6.9
  • Not bad
  • 536
Softonic
  • 9
  • Excellent
  • Excellent
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License:
Free
Language:
English
OS:
  • Windows XP
  • Windows Vista
  • Windows 7
  • Windows 8
Latest version:
1593 15/06/12
Last month's downloads:
7,411
Size:
4.9 MB
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Windows Defender is fully compatible with:

  • Windows XP
  • Windows Vista
  • Windows 7
  • Windows 8

You'll also need:

Minimum requirements
Processor: 300
Memory: 64
Framework: Internet Explorer 6.0 o superior.
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  • Italian
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Windows Defender 1593 15/06/12 Free English
  • Windows XP
  • Windows Vista
  • Windows 7
  • Windows 8
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Limitations

Spyware protection for free

Cyril Roger

Recent changes

  • A redesigned and simplified user interface
  • Improved detection and removal
  • Protection for all users Support for 64-bit platforms and accessibility
  • Delta definition updates
  • Free Limited Support
  • WGA enforcement

Previously known as Windows Antispyware Beta 1, Windows Defender (Beta 2) is a free program that helps protect your computer against pop-ups, slow performance, and security threats caused by spyware and other unwanted software.

It features Real-Time Protection, a monitoring system that recommends actions against spyware when it's detected, and a new streamlined interface that minimizes interruptions and helps you stay productive.

"just a new interface really"

  • 6.2
  • 6.2
  • usability7
  • Stability7
  • Installation4
  • Functionality7
  • Appearance6

New name, but more or less the same as Windows Antispyware. I don't really trust the real time protection. For that I prefer paying for a full suite that will really do the job. This program is a bit of a mess to install, what saves it is that it is (luckily) completely free. Seems to update regularly too. I'll leave it on just in case, but definitely won't rely on it too much.

Pros
  • free
  • updates
Cons
  • complicated installation
  • limited

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