MrGroove wrote:First and foremost, WELCOME to the site!
In answer to your question; after I read your post I went ahead and threw up a few How To Articles on the main groovyPost site.
There are 2 different ways to disable the Windows Vista Defender and I covered both of them. Here are the links:
Disable Windows Defender for Microsoft Vista
Remove Windows Defender from Vista System Startup
Personally, I would just do both to make sure it's 1: Disabled 2: Removed from Startup. No need wasting precious resources if you don't have to.
poneil wrote:Curious to hear why you want to disable Defender? I've been using it and it's pretty good. I stuck with it over Spybot being that I'm trying to keep the number of installed apps low on my vista box.
Just wondering your thought process on this one.
takato wrote:Hi poneil,
what can I say. I've not really bought into the whole "spyware". I have Norton AV installed and it catches things here and there. I don't like it when an OS comes with "add-ons". I like to install everything myself so I know what's taking CPU. I'm a purist what can I say
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