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Downloading " Windows Defender " on Windows XP

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  • Hello to all

    I recently tried to install Microsofts " Windows Defender " on my XP but instead recieved microsofts message that the " Client Protection " has been found and will not install it until it`s removed. Q1. What is " Microsoft Client Protection " ? Q2. Is it worth removing ? Q3. Is Windows Defender worth it ? Q4. Or perhaps theirs another solution ? Thanks for listening.  7Ope

    • Moved by Miles ZhangModerator Wednesday, November 10, 2010 5:33 AM (From:Forefront Client Security Setup and Configuration)
    Tuesday, November 09, 2010 10:21 PM

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  • Hi,

    Thanks for the post.

    It sounds like Microsoft Security Essentials has been installed on Windows XP.

    Please understand that Microsoft Security Essentials provides real-time protection for your home PC that guards against viruses, spyware, and other malicious software. Microsoft Security Essentials runs quietly and efficiently in the background so that you are free to use your Windows-based PC the way you want—without interruptions or long computer wait times. Microsoft Security Essentials is a free* download from Microsoft that is simple to install, easy to use, and always kept up to date so you can be assured your PC is protected by the latest technology. It’s easy to tell if your PC is secure — when you’re green, you’re good.

    Windows Defender is a free program that helps protect your computer against pop-ups, slow performance, and security threats caused by spyware and other unwanted software.

    I think that Microsoft Security Essentials is better option. So you don't need to remove Microsoft Security Essentials.

    Hope this helps.

    Miles

     


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    Wednesday, November 10, 2010 5:33 AM

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  • Hi,

    Thanks for the post.

    It sounds like Microsoft Security Essentials has been installed on Windows XP.

    Please understand that Microsoft Security Essentials provides real-time protection for your home PC that guards against viruses, spyware, and other malicious software. Microsoft Security Essentials runs quietly and efficiently in the background so that you are free to use your Windows-based PC the way you want—without interruptions or long computer wait times. Microsoft Security Essentials is a free* download from Microsoft that is simple to install, easy to use, and always kept up to date so you can be assured your PC is protected by the latest technology. It’s easy to tell if your PC is secure — when you’re green, you’re good.

    Windows Defender is a free program that helps protect your computer against pop-ups, slow performance, and security threats caused by spyware and other unwanted software.

    I think that Microsoft Security Essentials is better option. So you don't need to remove Microsoft Security Essentials.

    Hope this helps.

    Miles

     


    Please remember to click “Mark as Answer” on the post that helps you, and to click “Unmark as Answer” if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread.
    Wednesday, November 10, 2010 5:33 AM
  • Are you saying that the two do not play well together?
    Tuesday, June 07, 2011 9:21 PM