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Solved Windows Defender Scan Downloads


JJG

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#1
It seems like I remember MSE under Windows 7 scanned downloaded files and showed a brief message sayint that after the download.

Since MSE is not in Windows 8, I wonder if Windows 8 scans downloaded files and Outlook emails?

Thank you.
 

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#2
Hello JJG,

Whenever you download a file from within the IE download manager, a security scan is performed on it using the SmartScreen filter.

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Any file that is opened in Windows 8 will also be scanned by Windows Defender and filtered by Windows SmartScreen by default.

If one has a 3rd party AV program install, then it may also scan emails and downloaded files.

Hope this helps, :)
Shawn
 

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JJG

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#3
Thank you.

Ooops! I should have mentioned I use Firefox. Is it the same for downloads under Firefox?

Thanks again.
 

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  • OS
    Windows 8
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    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Dell XPS 8500
    CPU
    3.1g Intel Core i5-3350P
    Motherboard
    Dell 0nW73C A000
    Graphics Card(s)
    AMD RADEON HD 7570
    Sound Card
    AMD high definition audio device
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung AMB23301
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
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    1TB Manufacturer not known
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    Cox High Speen
    Browser
    Firefox

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#4
Yep. :)

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  • OS
    64-bit Windows 10
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    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Custom self built
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K OC'd to 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung 970 EVO Plus M.2,
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    OCZ Series Gold OCZZ1000M 1000W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master
    Internet Speed
    1 Gb/s Download and 35 Mb/s Upload
    Browser
    Internet Explorer 11
    Antivirus
    Malwarebyte Anti-Malware Premium
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Arris SB8200 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Lumia 1520 phone

JJG

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#5
Thank you Duke. :)\
 

My Computer

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  • OS
    Windows 8
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Dell XPS 8500
    CPU
    3.1g Intel Core i5-3350P
    Motherboard
    Dell 0nW73C A000
    Graphics Card(s)
    AMD RADEON HD 7570
    Sound Card
    AMD high definition audio device
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung AMB23301
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    1TB Manufacturer not known
    Internet Speed
    Cox High Speen
    Browser
    Firefox

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#7
You're most welcome. :)
 

My Computer

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  • OS
    64-bit Windows 10
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Custom self built
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K OC'd to 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung 970 EVO Plus M.2,
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    OCZ Series Gold OCZZ1000M 1000W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master
    Internet Speed
    1 Gb/s Download and 35 Mb/s Upload
    Browser
    Internet Explorer 11
    Antivirus
    Malwarebyte Anti-Malware Premium
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Arris SB8200 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Lumia 1520 phone

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