Onecare and Windows Defender.


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Pascal

Can anyone tell if Windows Onecare and Windows Defender have the same
capabilities? That is, does Onecare the same spyware monitoring capabilities
that Onecare offers.
 
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Stephen Boots MVP-MSN Client

Can anyone tell if Windows Onecare and Windows Defender have the same
capabilities? That is, does Onecare the same spyware monitoring capabilities
that Onecare offers.
Yes.
The engine and definitions used by OneCare are the same as in
Defender.
-steve
 
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Joe Faulhaber[MSFT]

Hi Steve,

While they use the same engine and definitions, OneCare also includes an
additional set of definitions (which combined with the WinDefend set is all
the definitions we have), and provides OnAccess protection which WinDefend
does not. As a result, OneCare provides far, far superior protection to
Windows Defender.

Regards,
Joe
 
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Stephen Boots MVP-MSN Client

Good point, Joe.
My answer was rather short and was actually misworded in that I should
have noted that the Defender protection was included in OneCare, but,
as you explain, builds on that protection with additional
functionality.
Thanks for clarifying!
-steve
 
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robinb

omg- Joe! you are still alive!! so how come you have not answered any of
my emails?
robin
Joe Faulhaber said:
Hi Steve,

While they use the same engine and definitions, OneCare also includes an
additional set of definitions (which combined with the WinDefend set is
all the definitions we have), and provides OnAccess protection which
WinDefend does not. As a result, OneCare provides far, far superior
protection to Windows Defender.

Regards,
Joe
 

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