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Free MS Windows Defender - Is it any good?

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Hi all,

I have found out that the MS Windows Defender is now finished and available for free to licensed users of Windows XP.
You can get it at:

It does require that you validate your copy of WinXP via the Windows Genuine Attacker, er Advantage, (WGA).

I have been using a program called "Spyware Terminator" from Crawler, LLC out of Boca Raton, Florida ( and it seems to be okay.
It has RealTime Shield, on demand scanner, scheduler, HIPS, etc.
It is also FREE!
Has anyone else used it or even heard of it??

I was just wondering if anyone had any pros, cons, or comments on Windows Defender??

As always,
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I have used it since Beta version. I consider it a good addition to my protection. Try it, think you will find it works fine now since completion. However, I still use other programs in addition to it - depending on which you prefer. Lavasoft AdAware, Spybot S&D, AVG Anti-Spyware, A2, Super Anti-Spyware, etc.
You are right - however, it is "iced" in - not "snowed" in unfortunately. At least we still have power here so I can play on the computer. :)
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