Windows defender in 10240 build

Discussion in 'Windows 10' started by keaheng, Jul 21, 2015.

  1. keaheng

    keaheng MDL Novice

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    Guys is the program itself worth to keep running in the system?
     
  2. Hadron-Curious

    Hadron-Curious MDL Guru

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    It is the best manageable anti-virus for your system because it is regularly updated.
     
  3. keaheng

    keaheng MDL Novice

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    alright thanks.
     
  4. MS_User

    MS_User MDL Guru

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    and is free;)
     
  5. abbodi1406

    abbodi1406 MDL KB0000001

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    It's a resources eater crap :beee:
     
  6. TeamOS

    TeamOS MDL Guru

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    the windows defender worth for free AV .:D
     
  7. Don

    Don MDL Expert

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    #7 Don, Jul 21, 2015
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    What resources does it eat? I sit here most of the time with my cpu at 0%. If you mean when it does a periodic scan well they yes it does then but so does every other av on the planet.
     
  8. genenioo

    genenioo MDL Addicted

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    Can't seem to get rid of it. If you turn it off they will automatically turn it back on 'after a while.'
     
  9. Mutagen

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  10. Puremin0rez

    Puremin0rez MDL Member

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    Windows Defender is crap.

    It always chokes up when downloading certain files like zips. It'll prevent opening a zip for a few seconds while it scans (I can tell via task manager) and sometimes it even chokes when trying to delete certain files. I'll just sit at a progress bar that goes nowhere for a minute while it scans the file i'm trying to delete.

    I was able to fully disable defender in Windows 10 by using gpedit and disabling defender that way. Now it says it can't be used because its deactivated by the system administrator.
     
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  11. SpeedDream

    SpeedDream MDL Addicted

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    just this:
    gpedit.msc>computer configuration>Administrative Templates>Windows Components>Windows Defender
    double click "Turn off windows defender" choose enable and select OK,
    no more windows defender you can use your favorite AV, it's called choice MS should know
     
  12. bromanbro

    bromanbro MDL Member

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    Defender disables itself when you have another AV installed.

    It's the same as automatic updates. MS is enforcing a base level of security
     
  13. pisthai

    pisthai Imperfect Human

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    I run Defender Control v.1.0 on 10240 an d just switch it on for to scan sometimes, most of the time is switched off!
     
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  14. phrunt

    phrunt MDL Addicted

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    you must have gutless computers to even notice the performance difference between it turned on or off, It's got a very small footprint.
     
  15. potjevleesch

    potjevleesch MDL Addicted

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    I know a hundred others who do that, it's just plain basics.
     
  16. pisthai

    pisthai Imperfect Human

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    Why you think I switch off because of performances use?? I just simply don't need Defender running 24/7! So, why I should?
     
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  17. phrunt

    phrunt MDL Addicted

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    for me the effort of turning it on and off is more of a hindrance than the impact of leaving it in :)
     
  18. sausuke

    sausuke MDL Novice

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    so what's the best antivirus besides windows defender? xD
     
  19. Camazza

    Camazza MDL Member

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    Exactly. I used to disable it on Win8/8.1 just because I could and I didn't *need* it just because I'm extra careful when browsing and downloading files.
    Still, now that it's permanently on I don't notice a difference in speed/responsiveness. Not even when moving or downloading files.