Security Software Spyware Removal Microsoft Windows Defender (32-bit)

Microsoft Windows Defender (32-bit) 1.1.1593 for Windows

by Microsoft Corp.

Avg. Rating 3.9 (465 votes)

File Details

File Size 4.9 MB
License Freeware
Operating System Windows Server 2003/XP
Date Added
Total Downloads 297,718
Publisher Microsoft Corp.
Homepage Microsoft Windows Defender
Other Versions

Publisher's Description

Windows Defender is a security technology that helps protect Windows users from spyware and other potentially unwanted software. Known spyware on your PC can be detected and removed. This helps reduce negative effects caused by spyware including slow PC performance, annoying pop-up ads, unwanted changes to Internet settings, and unauthorized use of your private information. Continuous protection improves Internet browsing safety by guarding over 50 ways spyware can enter your PC.

The worldwide SpyNet community plays a key role in determining which suspicious programs are classified as spyware. Microsoft researchers quickly develop methods to counteract these threats, which are automatically downloaded to your PC, so you stay up-to-date.

Latest Reviews

sheinaya

sheinaya reviewed v1.1.1593 on Jul 21, 2012

Cool! but try ca anti virus, for me its the best, real time scanner is very light, unlike other anti-virus makes your PC stuck at 5-10secs.
I have a copy, license will expire on 2015,
you can download it here>> ca-anti-virus dot weebly dot com

Mastertech

Mastertech reviewed v1.1.1593 on Jun 25, 2007

Excellent program that works unobtrusively in the background, updates automatically, includes real time protection and is completely free.

caronn

caronn reviewed v1.1.1593 on Mar 21, 2007

Very good, and well designed for Windows.

theminhb

theminhb reviewed v1.1.1593 on Mar 17, 2007

I used Defender early on in XP, never found one thing. Now 1 1/2 months later in Vista, still the same, never finds anything while Webroots Spysweeper is often triggered. I went to edit a photo using Windows Photo Gallery and immediately Spysweeper prompted me of an embedded trojan, Windows Defender, not a peep. I use Defender for the Software Explorer under Tools. Nice feature, I give it a 3 for that.

tom3311

tom3311 reviewed v1.1.1593 on Mar 16, 2007

Vista already includes Windows Defender, so this new install would only be required for XP or earlier versions of Windows...

Adrian79

Adrian79 reviewed v1.1.1593 on Mar 15, 2007

vista? or only xp

wampamba

wampamba reviewed v1.1.1593 on Mar 15, 2007

Not me First Blood.I suggest Spyware Terminator.The best i have used in eight years.

Macross74

Macross74 reviewed v1.1.1593 on Mar 15, 2007

THis is a step in the right direction for MS for their OS, it still has a long way to go to get everything spybot and ad aware get.
But in saying that, spybot does not find all the items ad aware finds, and on a few occasions defender has found a few items neither had.

oivi

oivi reviewed v1.1.1593 on Mar 15, 2007

what's up with the talk of "version 7" ? I saw MS used the term on the download page - but in reality it's version 1.1.1593.0
Anyway - Defender never found a thing - ...other programs have.

mjm01010101

mjm01010101 reviewed v1.1.1593 on Mar 15, 2007

As an admin, how do I uninstall the previous version programically? (i.e. referring to the MSI) I've tried the /uninstall switch, it doesn't work. Installing the new version doesn't want to uninstall the old version. Any ideas? Other MS software I can use my usual methods on it...

The release notes page isn't updated with this version.

MS is on the ball lately with these "silent" updates.

Avg. Rating 3.9 (465 votes)
Your Rating
sheinaya

sheinaya reviewed v1.1.1593 on Jul 21, 2012

Cool! but try ca anti virus, for me its the best, real time scanner is very light, unlike other anti-virus makes your PC stuck at 5-10secs.
I have a copy, license will expire on 2015,
you can download it here>> ca-anti-virus dot weebly dot com

Mastertech

Mastertech reviewed v1.1.1593 on Jun 25, 2007

Excellent program that works unobtrusively in the background, updates automatically, includes real time protection and is completely free.

caronn

caronn reviewed v1.1.1593 on Mar 21, 2007

Very good, and well designed for Windows.

theminhb

theminhb reviewed v1.1.1593 on Mar 17, 2007

I used Defender early on in XP, never found one thing. Now 1 1/2 months later in Vista, still the same, never finds anything while Webroots Spysweeper is often triggered. I went to edit a photo using Windows Photo Gallery and immediately Spysweeper prompted me of an embedded trojan, Windows Defender, not a peep. I use Defender for the Software Explorer under Tools. Nice feature, I give it a 3 for that.

tom3311

tom3311 reviewed v1.1.1593 on Mar 16, 2007

Vista already includes Windows Defender, so this new install would only be required for XP or earlier versions of Windows...

Adrian79

Adrian79 reviewed v1.1.1593 on Mar 15, 2007

vista? or only xp

wampamba

wampamba reviewed v1.1.1593 on Mar 15, 2007

Not me First Blood.I suggest Spyware Terminator.The best i have used in eight years.

Macross74

Macross74 reviewed v1.1.1593 on Mar 15, 2007

THis is a step in the right direction for MS for their OS, it still has a long way to go to get everything spybot and ad aware get.
But in saying that, spybot does not find all the items ad aware finds, and on a few occasions defender has found a few items neither had.

oivi

oivi reviewed v1.1.1593 on Mar 15, 2007

what's up with the talk of "version 7" ? I saw MS used the term on the download page - but in reality it's version 1.1.1593.0
Anyway - Defender never found a thing - ...other programs have.

mjm01010101

mjm01010101 reviewed v1.1.1593 on Mar 15, 2007

As an admin, how do I uninstall the previous version programically? (i.e. referring to the MSI) I've tried the /uninstall switch, it doesn't work. Installing the new version doesn't want to uninstall the old version. Any ideas? Other MS software I can use my usual methods on it...

The release notes page isn't updated with this version.

MS is on the ball lately with these "silent" updates.

mikeyx11

mikeyx11 reviewed v1.1.1593 on Mar 15, 2007

Piece of crap. Slows the computer down, has poor detection rates, always has problems updating and the GUI could be better coming from Microsoft.

I recommend Spyware Terminator:
http://fileforum.betanew...Terminator/1139394850/1

Spyware Terminator is also free, and so much better than Windows Defender.

hell0

hell0 reviewed v1.1.1593 on Feb 23, 2007

Its detection rate is a joke. Do a google search about it. Use something rebiable like Kaspersky, NOD32, AVG, or Avira instead. Also use Spybot S&D as a backup against spyware.

shxrobert

shxrobert reviewed v1.1.1593 on Feb 7, 2007

Very underrated utility from Microsoft. 5/5

yagood

yagood reviewed v1.1.1593 on Dec 31, 2006

"Three words: Kas-pers-ky."

It's one word...

Neoprimal

Neoprimal reviewed v1.1.1593 on Nov 10, 2006

I can't complain at all. The program is quite unobtrusive and has a very small memory footprint, considering it's running resident. The scans are pretty damned fast and it hasn't made any mistakes in my system so far (blocked wrong programs/ports/etc). All my upgrades went smoothly, from beta 1 all the way up to beta 2 and refreshes and then the final. Just remember to hit the 'check for new def' if you don't have the program set to auto dl/install them because on every install it reverts to very old definition files (maybe 1 compat. with all the engines?). I recommend it....may actually get the nerve to remove spybot soon.

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