04-19-2009 09:20 PM
Also awaiting the fix from Norton for this issue. It's not that I love Windows Defender, though I'm OK with it running along side Norton. It's just that Norton shouldn't have control over my start-up programs, (unless of course they're ones I never approved!).
05-15-2009 09:13 AM
Hi Athena. On 4/21 you wrote that a fix was in the works for this issue with Defender not running with version 16.5 of NIS 2009 on a Vista SP-1 computer. What's the latest news?
It's been almost a month?
05-16-2009 06:43 AM
I just wanted to add my voice to this thread, I have been having the same problem and I am also awaiting a fix for this issue. Vista Ultimate SP-1, NIS 184.108.40.206, current updates to all running programs.
I would also like to add that if NIS feels the need to shut something off on my system, it should notify the user or log the action somewhere. NIS and Defender have always worked side by side on my system with no problems, and until I found this forum (and similar complaints on the web) I was really concerned that I had a trojan or something on my system that was purposely disabling Defender.
As a side note, I would like to add a bit of praise... I have been very happy with NIS 2009, it is the leanest version of NIS that I have ever installed and other than this particular issue, it seems to operate perfectly.
05-16-2009 07:16 AM
Maybe you should simply uninstall Windows Defender. NIS 2009, especially if it is fully updated, provides real time protection against viruses, spyware, worms, malware, phishing, etc. Even though I am sure Windows Defender is a fine product for scanning for spyware you should just leave NIS alone on your computer to do its thing and not have any other applications trying to do its job.
05-16-2009 04:46 PM
05-16-2009 05:02 PM - last edited on 05-16-2009 05:19 PM by shannons
05-16-2009 05:36 PM
System resources are not a concern for me. I have a powerful enough system, which I keep clean of all non-essential processes, that having an extra program like Windows Defender running is not going to impact my performance at all. No single program is perfect at catching everything; I prove this all the time by periodically running both Ad-Aware and Spybot. Each one of those programs will often catch something that the other one misses (and which, I might add, that NIS sometimes misses as well).