Re: Windows defender
Thank you so much for the help!
> Follow up -- Uninstall McAfee. It's intrusive bloatware that, per reports
> here, interferes with a lot of things. AVG and Spysweeper will do the same
> functions, but a lot better, a lot less intrusively, and much more
> "aewdw" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> > Thank you, I just went to find it and can not locate it in the unistall
> > part.
> > I also couldn't see where on it's page to turn it off. Do you know where I
> > can find it?
> > I also have McAfee security center but that doesn't seem to work well. I
> > think I bought it through Dell when I bought the computer and I have it
> > for 3
> > yrs. Someone else set everything up for me and I just don't feel like
> > paying
> > them again to come out and fix this stuff.
> > "PTravel" wrote:
> >> "aewdw" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> >> news:CE597D90-5A6B-44BD-946A-1C560B558599@microsoft.com...
> >> > My new computer came with Windows vista and it is running Windows
> >> > defender.
> >> > When ever it comes on (defender) it makes everything run very slow and
> >> > it
> >> > also runs forever. The scan started last night at 09:18pm and it is
> >> > still
> >> > running now at 05:04pm. So it has been going for almost 20 hours. This
> >> > is
> >> > not
> >> > normal is it? What can I do to fix it. I really am not computer
> >> > literate.
> >> > TIA
> >> Disable it. Replace it with Grisoft's AVG (free antivirus software) and
> >> something like Webroot's Spysweeper (not free, but good antimalware
> >> software). Defender is neither effective nor efficient.