Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by Secondmineboy, Jan 30, 2016.
it did? didn't know that. back then i was a toddler.
I don't trust it either, re-image is not such a great idea, wiping is better (zeroes should be enough) from a Linux based pendrive perhaps changing router or factory reset/at least flashing it, Windows firewall to something better, it needs re-vamping and harden win 10, lot still sucks but we are getting there with Microsoft, they made a huge leap forward
Windows Defender is a disaster.
@StealthyTrojan TPSC testing is a joke!
Edit: See especially his Windows Defender Sandbox video. He has no idea what its purpose is.
Actually on the second link you posted WD did great...The error message at the end can be ignored as the entry can be easily removed from the startup location.
@B-boy/StyLe/ Easily removed... hm, if you say so. But the first was really bad, I still can't trust WD. What he did for the second video affects performance a lot, and I'm guessing it will cause many false-positives. The windows default is always the first thing that malware creators will try to bypass.
The past few days I have been using WD, after using Configure Defender to set protection to MAX. No high resource usage, no false positives yet, etc.. Prior to testing MAX, I had it set to HIGH for several months with no issues. And as others pointed out, WD did great in that second test after he tweaked the settings. If you don't like it, that's fine, but WD has been testing really well by most professional services. AV-Test, AV Comparatives, etc...
A disaster for some maybe, it looks good to me. who is going to be attacked by 860 instances of malware? Any AV is bound to have some problems under these circumstances, but as clocks pointed out WD has been getting good results when tested by professional labs. Besides, if malware would ever slip through and encrypt whatever, a simple reboot would suffice in my system, and if that would fail (I doubt it), restoring an image would take less than 3 minutes to go back to safety.
IMO an AV is an alarm system that should warn you about an impending attack whether it succeeds or fails, a restore is definitely needed to flash out any leftover malware. My daughter is 12 years old and has been using her first Win10 laptop for about three months now. She clicks on anything like most children do, but WD has been protecting quite well so far, I check her system every month with Eset online scanner and Hitman Pro with no issues, however I have installed Macrium on her system just in case things might go south one day...
Does setting ConfigureDefender on high affects peformance?
Machine performance? or Windows Defender performance? If it's the latter, then no because it sets a lower cloud block level and disables the 3 most problematic ASR rules. You will be able to use it problem-free. "High" is the recommended setting.
OTOH, WD will always slow copying large amounts of files because it lacks scan caching. Otherwise, machine performance is very good.
Amateur testing is a disaster.
Other free antivirus did great. And "amateur" testing isn't necessarily worse or less accurate than "professional".
Regardless if the procedure is bad or not. One advantage YouTube testing has over professional test is that you can actually see the test.
You can see much more of the procedure than with testing labs
This makes it easier to analyze and scrutinize.
HP PCs are getting KMODE BSOD after Windows 10 update
Get a sandbox on there.
I ve taken a look at the ransomwere test linked in some upper post.
That s bad performance.
The behaviour is strange even with the eicar test files.And it s slooww..
I ve stopped using it .
With or without it s the same for me.
Got an update to the Antimalware Platform via Windows Update a little while ago. KB 4052623. New version is 4.18.2006.6.
Microsoft Defender ATP now helps secure network devices
July 2, 2020
Microsoft Defender ATP web content filtering is now free
July 6, 2020
BTW, it's still a bit unclear to me how Win Defender's behavior blocker works. It seems to be mostly cloud based, but how is this going to help when I already have a keylogger or ransomware running in memory? I suppose it suspends a possibly malicious process before sending the whole process tree to the cloud?
I'd like to see it in action. I've never seen Defender do anything but randomly delete files.
ms should acquire avira.
Wow really? I have never had that happen (yet). Sounds like good old Norton lol.