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Why is the Windows Defender "System Explorer" feature not included in OneCare? RRS feed

  • Question

  • One of the features I really loved about Windows Defender was the System Explorer which allowed you to view the software that was configured to start automatically and either disable or remove the software.  I would use it to stop all sorts of misc software from starting like Yahoo Messenger and others.  It was also great to see what software was configured to start automatically and it did a great job of trying to identify the author of the software.

     

    This is a great feature of defender that needs to be included (or maybe just exposed if defender is baked into Onecare) in Onecare.

     

    John

    Monday, October 20, 2008 3:21 AM

Answers

  • I've wondered this ever since Defender functionality was merged into OneCare. I believe that the developers feel that the Startup Programs available from the Tune-up tab is what most users would miss from Defender. However, I know many others have asked for the full System Explorer functionality. You may want to file some "official" feedback at http://feedback.live.com

     

    -steve

     

    Monday, October 20, 2008 4:16 PM
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  • I've wondered this ever since Defender functionality was merged into OneCare. I believe that the developers feel that the Startup Programs available from the Tune-up tab is what most users would miss from Defender. However, I know many others have asked for the full System Explorer functionality. You may want to file some "official" feedback at http://feedback.live.com

     

    -steve

     

    Monday, October 20, 2008 4:16 PM
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  • I wonder how that “official” site is related to this “official” site (below), and if there is any communication between the two. The Feedback site below seems better suited for searching and tabulating, and adding another Feedback site will unfortunately just cut another piece out of the feedback pie, preventing this site from getting the “votes” that it needs to get a reliable idea of how prevalent a problem, or a suggestion, really is. This information is important for prioritizing and allocating resources: https://connect.microsoft.com/onecare/Feedback

    GreginMich

     

    Monday, October 20, 2008 5:56 PM
  • The Connect site is for Beta feedback.

    The general link for feedback contains a list of most of the Windows Live Services and Programs. The specific link for OneCare's form is:

    https://feedback.live.com/default.aspx?productkey=wlonecare

    -steve

     

    Monday, October 20, 2008 6:32 PM
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  • Thanks for the reply, Steve. The Microsoft Connect page that I linked to appears to be a “public” page rather than a “beta” page, and there’s no indication that the bug reports and suggestions taken there are restricted to beta releases. But health problems have dulled me down to the point where I sometimes miss the obvious, so I will continue to look into it. My concern is that a proliferation of disconnected feedback sites will impair the whole feedback process by dispersing the data, rather than pooling it. Thanks,

    GreginMich

    Monday, October 20, 2008 10:26 PM
  • The Connect site is indeed open to all and can be used to file feedback. However, since there is not active beta (yet), that feedback won't be looked at as regularly.

    The feedback.live.com link *is* the official feedback path for the Windows Live family of products and that feedback is reviewed and tabulated by the product group. I am quite certain that high profile requests, meaning those that have been asked for most often are placed on the feature list for further study and possible incorporation into a future release, if they are possible to do, of course.

    -steve

     

    Tuesday, October 21, 2008 2:25 PM
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