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Defender scanning SSD. More files scanned than listed

  1. #11

    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    Defender will find nothing anyhow. I recommend to scan with Malwarebytes. That is a powerful scanner that finds things - if there is something.

    There are other, specialized anti malware programs you can use if you suspect something specific: Download Malware Removal & Repair Tools for Windows - MajorGeeks

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  2. #12

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    Win 8 and Linux (MINT)

    While scanning with other tools is a good idea and a best practice, I believe the OP is wondering why defender sees more files than the CMD he ran.
    If defender is set to scanning inside archives such as zip and cab that would explain defender seeing more files, since the CMD is just a file count that does not count files that are inside of archives such as zip and cab.

    This is a very good setup and config explaination of defender for win 8 and 8.1
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