MS Antispyware n Defender not existing together on single Machine?

Discussion in 'Security Software' started by aken, Mar 3, 2006.

  1. aken

    aken Guest


    i have just downloaded Microsoft Defender Beta and installed it. well
    everything went fine and it got installed and also had a scan.

    now the thing is, i already had Microsoft Antispyware installed in my
    machine. now, it seems that all the traces of it has gone. its gone even from
    my program list in the windows start key. seems that it has supressed my

    is it a normal process? can both of these together cant exist????

    am confused.

    any Idea !!!!!
    aken, Mar 3, 2006
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  2. aken

    Malke Guest

    Windows Defender is the *replacement* for MS Antispyware. When you
    installed WD, it uninstalled MSAS. MSAS is dead and gone. For any more
    questions or comments about WD, post to one of the newsgroups
    specifically set up for this beta program. See this MS webpage for
    information about accessing those newsgroups:

    Malke, Mar 3, 2006
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    Rage Guest


    As Malked said, Windows Defender is a replacment, basically the next
    generation. Based on the same original application aquired from Giant
    Software, it has a new user interface, some new tools and some new
    features-apparently some ability to also detect keystroke loggers and
    rootkits as well as malware.

    Rage, Mar 3, 2006
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    PA Bear Guest

    Microsoft has established separate newsgroups for Windows Defender Beta2
    support and comments. See
    PA Bear, Mar 3, 2006
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