Security Essentials vs Windows Defender PROBLEM ? RRS feed

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  • I have MS Security Essentials (up to date) and Windows Defender (turned off).  A previous post said all one needs is MS Security Essentials to be protected from Spyware and Malware.  However, I just got got infected with Malware which took out some of my favorite programs, i.e., MS Office.  I found this out when MS Security Essentials ran it's daily "full scan".  Why did this happen ?  and  Not Stop this Malware from infecting my computer ?

    I have Vista Sp2.............Thanks in advance for the help  (Hope this the right place to ask for help)

    Tuesday, May 24, 2011 3:15 PM


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  • Hi,


    Thank you for visiting the Microsoft forum. This forum focuses on Perfmon and diagnostic tools. I am moving your question to the moderator forum ("Where is the forum for..?"). The owner of the forum will direct you to a right forum.



    Bruce Adamczak

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    Friday, May 27, 2011 1:04 PM
  • I'd ask on the Virus and Malware forum on Microsoft Answers.


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