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Windows Defender Wants to Scan My Computer

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  1. Reaver

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    So I got a Win10 update today.

    For those of you who have Win10 and hate it, you can guess where this is going.

    It took 4 hours for my laptop to update. Granted, it's an old POS so that's probably the reason. I wasn't too upset about it. It was interrupting my work flow, but I just went and took a nap and let it do its thing.

    I get up and it's finished. I login to my comp, and the first thing I see in my message center is "Windows Defender needs to scan your computer." It's got this big yellow alert sign next to it like it's so freaking important. And I'm sitting here like "Wtf?"

    I don't remember installing Windows Defender on my computer. EVER. I use Avast. I love Avast. I'm sticking with Avast.

    Has Windows Defender always been on there? Or is this just one of those new stupid things that they're forcing you to install claiming it's an "update" and not really giving you a choice to ignore it?

    Either way I'm irked. I don't want this crap on my computer. I was fine without it. I'm gonna see if I can uninstall it. I don't care how much "Windows recommends it." Of course you recommend it: you invented it!
     
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    Windows defender comes with Win10. In-built. Let it scan the computer. What harm can it do?:)
     
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    No.
     
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    I don't know if you can un-install it or not. Try googling.
     
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    It was built in since win7 I think. You can disable the service to turn it off - I believe it's based on MS security essentials so you don't really want it running if you have another AV otherwise it will conflict.

    Just google disable defender in w10.

    Personally I went back from win10 to win7 - too buggy.
     
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    Honey you can undo the win 10 update and go back to your old operating system. Thats possible to do by default. If you need help hit me on skype and I am happy to guide you :)
     
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    From Microsoft support
    Qoute "
    Follow the steps and Turn Off the Real time protection for Windows Defender.

    Press Windows+X

    Click Control panel.

    Click the dropdown at the right top corner and choose “large icons”

    Look for Windows Defender and click on it.

    Click on the Settings tab.

    Uncheck the “Real time protection” from the right panel.

    Close the window. "
     
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    Yeah, but this is what it actually says in the Windows Defender settings:

    And also turning it off somehow turns off Avast too.

    I cannot even with this operating system right now. If I didn't hate Apple so much I'd go buy a Mac right now. Maybe I'm enraged over nothing, but I can only take so much of Microsoft slapping me in the face with their dick, trying to force me to give them a blowjob.

     
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    Thank you sugar. When I calm down I'll contact you. I'm a little irritated right now, so I'm not very good company. :)
     
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    Windows Defender comes built-in the OS since Windows 7. As others have said, you can only turn it off to disable it. Regarding Microsoft switching it back on after a while, I have no idea about that, but I know that my machines have Windows Defender disabled for years now. I use Eset as my primary AV and it automatically disables Windows Defender and doesn't let it get turned on again, as 2 AV-s might conflict each other. I think Avast can do that too, try searching for it or if you use a legit license of the AV, try contacting customer support and ask how this can be done.
     
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    Yep I'm using the free version of Avast. I never had a problem out of it, but if it can turn off Windows Defender I'll upgrade it to the paid version.

    I'm very aware that two AVs can make your computer a living nightmare. That's why I want to shut off Windows Defender. I turned it off before the update but now it's on and it looks like it's gonna stay on regardless of what I do.
     
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    Windows Defender prevented me from installing Adobe PS for +1 year. It is my nightmare.
    I use the free version of Avast too and it is doing well.
    Just disable it if you can't uninstall it.
     
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    i have windows 10 but never use defender or have any problems with it, i use mcAfee so maybe that overides it, i don't know
     
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    The only solution is fight:mad:
     
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    From what I'm reading certain AVs will override Windows Defender to prevent it from being turned on. So I'm going to have to go with one that does.

    I'm considering punching Microsoft in the face repeatedly while wearing spikes on my knuckles. But since it's a faceless corporation, I'm having a problem trying to figure out how I'm going to make this happen.
     
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    After it's done:
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    Paid versions of Avast + Malwarebytes trump (No, not that trump!) Windows "I want to be in your business" Defender every day of the week.
     
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    Windows defender is pretty good (since windows 8.1, before that it was crap) If if you refuse to use it, you can easly disable it and use malwarebytes or any other alternative
     
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    Lmao get out.

    Yeah I'm leaning towards those two. That's what I was using before the update and I never had a problem out of my comp ever. I've been using them for years in place of Defender. Now it looks like Windows is trying to shove themselves down my throat again.

    I refuse to use it because I refuse to be forced to do anything. I already don't like the fact that they install updates without telling me about it. I just came back and found my computer reset itself to install some new updates. I thought I had that disabled, but I guess not.

    I swear I'm just going to send them a letter one day telling them to eat a buffet of dicks.
     
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    I do not understand what the problem is with Windows Defender. If you really want to, you can disable it in the registry. If you are really serious, you can unregister it with the system and remove it.

    That being said, I use Windows Defender in W 8.1 and 10. Never had much problem with it.

    As far as your forced updates; set your internet connection to shared in Network and Sharing Center. As above, if you are determined, you can also shut off updates in W10, bui it will take some work.