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Thread: Control Startup Programs In Vista With Windows Defender

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    Default Control Startup Programs In Vista With Windows Defender

    Windows Defender, has the ability to allow you to customize which programs to be allowed to run on Windows Startup and also provide in-depth information about the program. This is pretty much the services.msc with a better GUI. To access the functionality:

    Control panel –> Programs –> Windows Defender –> Tools (on top) –> Software Explorer





    As you can see, the programs are classified under 4 categories to choose from. The right side has comprehensive information about the program such as whether it was shipped with the OS & whether it a digitally signed application. Below this section there are 3 options:

    • Remove
    • Disable
    • Enable


    Control Startup Programs In Vista With Windows Defender | I'm Just Being Manan
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    Nice - n - useful ! It is easier to use the Defender than using msconfig.

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    ^But, I still use MSCONFIG. Of course, this guide and trick is very useful for new vista users. Thanks for the share

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    ^^ Services.msc & msconfig are for the brave hearts.

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    I don't like defender and find it a pain so I'll use msconfig which is easier to use any way. I hope windows 7 does away with defender

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    ^^ Pain? It doesn't affect you working in any way what-so-ever. Why is it a pain? And as far as Win 7 is concerned, Defender is very much a part of the pre-beta and I see no reason why it won't be a part of the final release.
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    I just don't like anyone telling me the customer what to do with my PC and I want to put the security that I WANT ON IT NOT WHAT MICROSOFT TELLS ME TO HAVE. It is my right to do exactly what I want with my pc as I've paid for it. And it does stop you working with its stupid pop up and warnings if you turn it off.

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    ^ You can disable Windows Defender completely if you want, so that you get any notifications Also disable Security Center then, if you wish, so that you dont see the red shield.

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    Thanks andi have done that

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    I use WinPatrol. Its cool and free.

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