Discussion in 'Windows 10' started by keaheng, Jul 21, 2015.
Guys is the program itself worth to keep running in the system?
It is the best manageable anti-virus for your system because it is regularly updated.
and is free
It's a resources eater crap
the windows defender worth for free AV .
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.
Can't seem to get rid of it. If you turn it off they will automatically turn it back on 'after a while.'
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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.
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
Defender disables itself when you have another AV installed.
It's the same as automatic updates. MS is enforcing a base level of security
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!
you must have gutless computers to even notice the performance difference between it turned on or off, It's got a very small footprint.
I know a hundred others who do that, it's just plain basics.
Why you think I switch off because of performances use?? I just simply don't need Defender running 24/7! So, why I should?
for me the effort of turning it on and off is more of a hindrance than the impact of leaving it in
so what's the best antivirus besides windows defender? xD
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.