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What would make Windows defender scan for 58 hours?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bassfisher6522 View Post
    Nice job robin9...wish they were all that easy....lol.
    for sure! so true!

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  2. #12


    Robin9

    Over the years, I've determined one thing.....Windows (any version) right out of the box runs at about 30 to 40% efficiency.
    If you're a professional PC person, you should have come to the same conclusion.

    It's seldom that I work on a PC for the first time, that I cannot almost Double the running efficiency. It's what I've been doing for the past 30+ years. Call it my speciallity.

    Speaking of efficiency, I suspect that there are AV/AS programs that will run a lot faster than WD.
    But first you have to get rid of the built in redundancy in Windows. I personally NEVER trust MS to protect Windows.
    Look at the horrible track record they have with I.E. !!!

    Good Luck!
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    OK...what the heck is WD??????? OH CRAP .... windows defender.....never mind.
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    Lol, WD windows Defender for short!
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    Actually WD is made especially for 8.1 and i find out of all the free ones for 8.1, it works the best and the easiest to use for an antivirus program. Of course it is not enough and Malwarebytes Pro compliments it greatly
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    Had the same issue on one of 5 computers. All with the same operating system and software. Very odd! Did the C:\ without issue and turned on hidden drives. I only see one drive so something else is going on with the Dell 3135.
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  7. #17

    essentials


    I noticed in programs it says essentials is installed but in the execute icon it says defender. Is it possible there are two versions of this?
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    Yep, the other 4 do not list essentials as a program. Must be Dell special IE 8.0 load and I upgraded to 8.1 so it must have left essential in the wood pile.

    So movie maker is in essentials.
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