Windows Defender "Limited Periodic Scanning"

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by lordraiden, Aug 2, 2016.

  1. lordraiden

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    One more thing to slow down my PC for something it is already too late for... :eek:
     
  3. Osaban

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    It is off by default.
     
  4. lordraiden

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    It only works whey your pc is idle and not always, maybe once per week or 2. It's not a real time scanner.

    I think is a good idea to have it active, MS can soon have the a huge user base for their cloud
     
  5. Krusty

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    Norton / Symantec recommend disabling the Limited Periodic Scanning.

    https://support.norton.com/sp/en/us/home/current/solutions/v118532580_EndUserProfile_en_us
     
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  7. Osaban

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    Avira automatically switches off Windows Defender when installing, I wouldn't be surprised if that were extended to this new feature of WD in the future. Whether it is added security, I don't know, but most modern AVs don't like company...
     
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    Been using Norton for the last four years, and the windows malicious software removal tool, that is part of windows updates, has never once been in conflict with Norton. Now all of a sudden it's bad juju. I don't buy it.
     
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    https://www.wilderssecurity.com/thre...has-been-released.381438/page-10#post-2606961
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    https://www.wilderssecurity.com/thre...has-been-released.381438/page-10#post-2606972
     
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    Windows Defender W10AU spikes to 3-4% when starting Office programs and 8-9% when starting Chrome and Edge. Previous version of WD on W10 spiked to 20-25% when launching Chrome (Edge launches were below 10%). So WD seems to be faster on W10AU
     
  12. xxJackxx

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    Good to see they are improving it. I likely still won't use it though. Maybe someday if it gets good enough.
     
  13. lordraiden

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    It works on demand, it won't slow the pc unless is doing the periodic scann
     
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    Periodic scan is only done when PC is idle.
    Can't find the source...
    Although I'm not running Win10, and likely never will, I would have it enabled.
     
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