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By wbf ·
hi i have windows defender installed,i have it set to prompt me for updates,i noticed that the update once installed cannot be removed i dont like the sound of that,my question am i been overly concerned

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by Dumphrey In reply to defender?

I would say you are being "correctly" concerned. Though Microsoft does a good job of patching and hotfixing (no flames plz) there are sometime problems that arise. SP2 was a nightmare when it was first released, and sometimes simple little hotfixes can go in bad and corrupt all kinds of weird stuff. The solution is usually to uninstall the offending patch. I NEED to eb able to do that at work, and LIKE to be able to do this at home. Are you being overly concerned? I would say no you arent.

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by Dumphrey In reply to defender?

I would say you are being "correctly" concerned. Though Microsoft does a good job of patching and hotfixing (no flames plz) there are sometime problems that arise. SP2 was a nightmare when it was first released, and sometimes simple little hotfixes can go in bad and corrupt all kinds of weird stuff. The solution is usually to uninstall the offending patch. I NEED to eb able to do that at work, and LIKE to be able to do this at home. Are you being overly concerned? I would say no you arent.

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by lowlands In reply to defender?

I don't agree, the updates your are talking about, are like definition files, much like in any antivirus program. I have never been able to uninstall virus definition files either, so this doesn't worry me too much.

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by Pearland PC In reply to defender?

Yes, you are being overly concerned, in this particular case only. The Windows Defender updates are very much like virus definition updates and not really related to the Windows O/S updates, even though they use the same updater. You can always uninstall Defender, just like you can always uninstall say, Grisoft AVG Antivirus, but you can't (and really don't have any need to be able to) "uninstall" an update to the spyware/antivirus definition, or even the engine itself.

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by wbf In reply to defender?

i guess but with root kits been mentioned,i thoughht i would find out more,tanks for the input

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