Windows Defender Is Becoming the Powerful Antivirus That Windows 10 Needs

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

  1. ander3

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    Well, off it goes then sadly. It appears as you said it's constantly scanning files, even when simply opening folders, instead of scanning only when executing the files inside.
     
  2. shmu26

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    WD is very slow at scanning folders full of exe files etc.
    It is very light at system startup, though.
     
  3. roger_m

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    It depends on the system. Once a year or two ago, Windows Defender, which I don't usually use, became active and the startup time was much longer. I'm not sure if I had disabled or uninstalled the antivirus I normally use. But once Windows Defender was running, my system was a lot slower.

    This was a system which has a lot of apps installed and quite a few apps and services loading at startup. If I had less things running on my system, I'm sure that it wouldn't have impacted the startup time much.
     
  4. Umbra

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    Any security solutions impact startup time, there is no way around.
     
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    From alert to driver vulnerability: Microsoft Defender ATP investigation unearths privilege escalation flaw
    Microsoft Defender Research Team March 25, 2019
     
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    So exclude the folder in question. You know whether they are safe or not.
     
  7. Martin_C

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    Tamper protection in Microsoft Defender ATP.
    More in blog post here : https://techcommunity.microsoft.com...tection-in-Microsoft-Defender-ATP/ba-p/389571
     
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    Sorry for the slow reply, glad I could help:thumb:


    That's pretty cool! I do have to admit that this was a big flaw with WD and Windows security in general. Hopefully this will fully address this issue.
     
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    Announcing Microsoft Defender ATP API updates
    April 18, 2019
    https://techcommunity.microsoft.com...icrosoft-Defender-ATP-API-updates/ba-p/473462
     
  12. Ultra Male

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    I have Windows 10 Enterprise and in the Group Policy Editor, there is an option to disable Windows Defender Application Guard. Would that be a good thing to do since I also disable Windows Defender and install Avast Pro Antivirus?
     
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    Updates to attack surface reduction rules for Office apps.
    https://techcommunity.microsoft.com...e-reduction-rules-for-Office-apps/ba-p/568951
     
  14. Krusty

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    @Bill_Bright ,

    FYI, I am using WD on this machine right now.
     
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