Windows Defender Is Becoming the Powerful Antivirus That Windows 10 Needs

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by Secondmineboy, Jan 30, 2016.

  1. Trooper

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    Thanks Jack. Yeah for the first time in years, non of the third party av suites are playing nice with my home PC. I do use WD with ConfigureDefender set to high, uBO, with NextDNS. I should be good. :)
     
  2. cheater87

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  3. Bertazzone

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    Open ConfigureDefender, scroll to the bottom and change "Admin Hide Security Center" > Visible.

    Note: When choosing Max protection there is a splash screen user warning about this setting. :eek:;)
    [ upload_2021-11-16_10-24-41.png /SPOILER]
     
  4. cheater87

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    Seems disabling default deny protection brought it back. Odd.
     
  5. wat0114

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    Do you mean this?:

    switchdefaultdeny.png
     
  6. cheater87

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    Yes, and Configure Defender is set to high for me, not Max.
     
  7. wat0114

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    You should switch off Default Deny Protection only when installing a program, then switch it back to "On" again. Did you confirm what @Bertazzone advised you of above in post #3578? Make sure "ADMIN: HIDE SECURITY CENTRE" is set to "Visible".
     
  8. Azure Phoenix

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    did you contact Andy?
     
  9. gary_seven

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    Do you have "run as admin" avail?
     
  10. cheater87

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    No, how do I do that?
     
  11. Azure Phoenix

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  12. Krusty

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    I just uninstalled KSC to test something and when I try to run Configure Defender I get this:

    Configure_Defender.PNG

    Any ideas? I've disabled OSA, BlackFog Privacy and even Hard_Configurator, all with no help.

    OT: Web pages open way faster in Firefox without KSC installed.
     
  13. Gandalf_The_Grey

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    Thank you @Gandalf_The_Grey ! I sincerely appreciate your help. I have an update though. A clean install of Windows 10 21h2 was a consideration, however I decided on a slightly less painful repair installation. Basically in in-place upgrade using the ISO to 'upgrade' the machine. The result of that was that I can now open Configure Defender. Clearly something was a little messed up with my installation but it appears to be resolved now.

    Thanks again, Mate. :thumb:

    Cheers,
    Dave
     
  15. Gandalf_The_Grey

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    Glad I can help and that you got it resolved by a repair installation :thumb:
    I will post your update on MT and if I get a response on the original question, I will post it here.
     
  16. Krusty

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    Thanks again.

    It wasn't the only reason I did the repair install. I've had some weird internet issues with this machine for a while now and have been thinking about a clean install. This latest thing almost pushed me to go through with it.

    Hopefully the connection bug has been squashed now too.

    Cheers!
     
  17. Gandalf_The_Grey

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    Answer from Andy:
    https://malwaretips.com/threads/configuredefender-utility-for-windows-10.79039/page-72#post-965820
     
  18. Krusty

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    Microsoft Defender for Endpoint laid low. Not by malware, but by another buggy Windows patch
    https://www.theregister.com/2021/11/25/defender_for_endpoint_problems/
     
  20. wat0114

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    What is KSC?
     
  21. Antarctica

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    Kaspersky Security Cloud:)
     
  22. wat0114

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    Thank you :)
     
  23. SouthPark

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    For me, Microsoft Defender was laid low by a malware test file, for the second time in a month on Windows 10 Home 21H2. The first time was a crash when testing Microsoft's own AMSI test string in a vbs file. This time, MD could neither quarantine nor delete a test .exe from Github. I'm glad it happened with a non-malicious file and not a real threat. It may be peculiar to my 2016-vintage laptop (Intel 6th gen), but MD seems to be regressing.
     
  24. digmor crusher

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    Its not regressing, I'm fairly certain you could find 2 exploits for every AV that they could not prevent. Its one of the best free AV's available and one of the best AV's period if you use Configure Defender.
     
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    Microsoft Defender scares admins with Emotet false positives
    November 30, 2021
     
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