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    Windows Defender

    Tried installing this on the kids PC's today... and removed it after a trial run.

    Few reasons

    1) wouldn't get updates - prob my WSUS server settings, etc

    2) the main reason - If you click on Tools then Windows Defender Website - it opens up IE but COMPLETELEY UNRESTRICTED!!

    IE is locked down tight by GPO's but Windows Defender removes this and they can get access to (and modify) Homepage, Proxy settings, etc, etc

    Anyone else seen this or know how to resolve it?

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    Re: Windows Defender

    Hmm and your suprised at these little issues? I have just unpacked a few of our LFTs and it seems to have it on I will have a play tommorow.

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    Re: Windows Defender

    1) Yes, it is. You need to enable 'Windows Defender' in the Products. Plus 'Definitions' in the Catagories.

    2) Alter the ACLs on the Windows Defender exe. There's no reason a non-admin needs to run it.

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    Re: Windows Defender

    Quote Originally Posted by Geoff
    1) Yes, it is. You need to enable 'Windows Defender' in the Products. Plus 'Definitions' in the Catagories.

    2) Alter the ACLs on the Windows Defender exe. There's no reason a non-admin needs to run it.
    You've lost me :P

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    Re: Windows Defender

    You need to enable Windows defender updates in WSUS he is saying and that you should set the NTFS permissions on the defender.exe to stop normal users running it.

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    Re: Windows Defender

    D'oh!!

    Set up the WSUS defs and stuff before i left so should be able to get the updates from tomorrow

    As for the NTFS side - surely if i disallow the rights to run it then it wont "defend" the PC unless and admin logs in?
    Or am i missing the blindingly obvious here :P

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    Re: Windows Defender

    It should run as system I would assume.

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    Re: Windows Defender

    Cheers Chris, I'll try again tomorrow and see what happens

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    Re: Windows Defender

    The actual spyware scanner runs as a system service under the system account. The .exe is just the gui/tray icon.



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