Is Defender the problem?

Posted: 07-03-2008, 02:18 AM

My Pavilion Vista laptop has been running slower and slower. Especiall
while on the web. Pages take forever to come up. Even program files o
the All Programs menu. I have tried disabling Windows Defender thinkin
it might be scanning everything. Is this a possibility? Thanks

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Is Defender the problem?


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Charlie Tame
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Re: Is Defender the problem?
Posted: 07-03-2008, 02:44 AM
febsr wrote:
> My Pavilion Vista laptop has been running slower and slower. Especially
> while on the web. Pages take forever to come up. Even program files or
> the All Programs menu. I have tried disabling Windows Defender thinking
> it might be scanning everything. Is this a possibility? Thanks.
>
>

I have had problems with defender so it might be. Did you disable it?
What anti spyware software do you use? Web speed could be due to a
number of things but spyware is one.
Mr. Arnold
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Re: Is Defender the problem?
Posted: 07-03-2008, 04:33 AM

"febsr" <guest@unknown-email.com> wrote in message
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> My Pavilion Vista laptop has been running slower and slower. Especially
> while on the web. Pages take forever to come up. Even program files or
> the All Programs menu. I have tried disabling Windows Defender thinking
> it might be scanning everything. Is this a possibility? Thanks.
>
It sounds like you have some kind of malware running on the computer that's
slowing it down.

febsr
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Re: Is Defender the problem?
Posted: 07-03-2008, 12:33 PM

I use AVG and Adaware regularly. And I run disk cleanup almost daily. I
have noticed a small difference since disabling Defender, but not much.
I've tried to eliminate the most obvious causes, but still this Vista
unit runs much slower than any previous OS I've used. Way too many
services are running but eliminating any which seemed unnecessary caused
problems and I had to restore them. Any suggestions?


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Mr. Arnold
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Re: Is Defender the problem?
Posted: 07-03-2008, 01:00 PM


"febsr" <guest@unknown-email.com> wrote in message
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> I use AVG and Adaware regularly. And I run disk cleanup almost daily. I
> have noticed a small difference since disabling Defender, but not much.
> I've tried to eliminate the most obvious causes, but still this Vista
> unit runs much slower than any previous OS I've used. Way too many
> services are running but eliminating any which seemed unnecessary caused
> problems and I had to restore them. Any suggestions?
>
http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q...ta&btnG=Search

Each one of the solutions you mentioned above can miss an exploit.

<http://www.windowsecurity.com/articles/Hidden_Backdoors_Trojan_Horses_and_Rootkit_Tools_i n_a_Windows_Environment.html>

use Currports as Active Ports doesn't run on Vista.

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/s...s/default.aspx

febsr
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Re: Is Defender the problem?
Posted: 07-03-2008, 01:27 PM

What do you suggest I use to scan? I haven't found any program that
finds and removes rootkits.


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Mr. Arnold
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Re: Is Defender the problem?
Posted: 07-03-2008, 01:46 PM

"febsr" <guest@unknown-email.com> wrote in message
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> What do you suggest I use to scan? I haven't found any program that
> finds and removes rootkits.
>
I am not saying you have to do anything, but you at least have to go look
for yourself with the proper tools and how to detect something on your own
without having some program do it for you, which the "hidden backdoor link
shows you how".

<http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/25e27bed-b251-4af4-b30a-c2a2a93a80d9.aspx>

I will say that you need to learn how to reply post. I will suggest that to
you.

NoBloatwarePlease
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RE: Is Defender the problem?
Posted: 07-03-2008, 01:49 PM
Not only did I notice the same slowdown, but the program seems to disrespect
any installed suite that already does the same thing. I have a perfectly
good virus/spam protector that doesn't need any freakin' help, thank you very
much. Windows Offender keeps popping up and (worse) quietly disrupting the
performance of my own virus/spam/spyware program. Either they made this
product for (a) lightweights, (b) to limit MS liability or (c) to sell you
something you don't need. Warning: If you disable it, Windows Update keeps
trying to modify it, thus turning it back on again.

barrettbates@gmail.com

"febsr" wrote:
>
> My Pavilion Vista laptop has been running slower and slower. Especially
> while on the web. Pages take forever to come up. Even program files or
> the All Programs menu. I have tried disabling Windows Defender thinking
> it might be scanning everything. Is this a possibility? Thanks.
>
>
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febsr
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Re: Is Defender the problem?
Posted: 07-03-2008, 02:40 PM

Sorry for any confusion. I was asking for suggestions. I am just a
grandmother who is trying to keep my computers running smoothly. I do
need to rely on programs because my technical background is limited. I
don't know how to reply to a post as I don't post very much. If there
are some guidelines I'd be glad to read them. Thank you for your help.


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Beoweolf
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Re: Is Defender the problem?
Posted: 07-03-2008, 05:41 PM
When you run Vista - you really need to be sure you have the hardware to
match the horsepower it takes to make it work. Vista is very sensitive to
misconfiguration, driver problems, correct hardware configuration - much
more so than XP, XP-Pro or any of the 2K family.

Just how often do you clear your IE history and logs?


"febsr" <guest@unknown-email.com> wrote in message
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> My Pavilion Vista laptop has been running slower and slower. Especially
> while on the web. Pages take forever to come up. Even program files or
> the All Programs menu. I have tried disabling Windows Defender thinking
> it might be scanning everything. Is this a possibility? Thanks.
>
>
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> febsr
 
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