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Manager of Operations at a aerospace/defense firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Jul 07 2012

What is most valuable?

Defender is an antivirus program available at a lower price than other products, like Symantec, McAfee, etc. Recently, Defender has now been integrated with Kaspersky Labs. There are two variants available for this product, Home basic edition and Pro. It has features that all other antivirus programs have like anti-spam, URL syntax checking, Firewall, Anti-spyware, etc. Defender has one surprise… more »

What needs improvement?

The most problematic part of this program is the difficult customer service. Upgrading the software may cause a little bit of trouble. Your computer may lock down soon after your first reboot. There have also been some problems with the connectivity and with the internet, soon after the installation of the program. Trouble-shooting by Customer Support Engineer may take some time to figure out the… more »

What other advice do I have?

Defender Pro or Home Basic antivirus provides some sort of security against the latest internet threats, but going for the reputed Anti-virus software like Symantec Endpoint, Quick Heal, etc. would be a wiser choice. The price of this program may be a bit lower, but safety of you and your computer is of greater importance.

What is Microsoft Windows Defender?

Windows Defender Pro is your first line of defense against spyware and other unwanted software. And in Windows 7, it's easier to use, with simpler notifications, more scanning options, and less impact on your computer's performance.
Also known as
Windows Defender, Microsoft System Center Endpoint Protection
Microsoft Windows Defender customers
Al-Imam Mohammad Ibn Saud Islamic University, Auckland Transport, Erste Bank Group, Urban Software Institute, NJVC, Sheraton Hotels and Resorts
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