What, exactly, is Windows Defender in Vista? It is such a resource hog and seems to begin randomly and take forever to finish its scan. Do I really need it? I run some good antivirus software (Avast Pro.) If not, how do I disable it? Thanks in advance!
asked Jun 04 '11 at 18:21
Hi - Windows Defender is a built-in Spyware scanner. It was introduced with Windows Vista and continued on with Windows 7 however, you really don't need it being that Microsoft shipped a FREE Anti-Virus agent which you can install.
Here's the FREE Anti-Virus software:
And, then when you want to disable Windows Vista - Here's the article you can read for the step-by-step:
answered Jun 05 '11 at 13:29