robbyrob

Level 1
I am a long Avast user. Its free and it gets the job done. I'm pretty good about not downloading crap or opening weird files. Have taught the family to be careful also. Now my wife works for a company that only allows her to use WD on their issues laptops. Granted to only uses their site on it she has never gotten any viruses or prompts for anything. Avast is great but those "free gift and upgrade message" annoy the crap outta me. Was going to try WD. I only have 2 questions

1. Is there a way to exclude folders? I didn't see it messing around with it. Im on Windows 10 Pro.
2. Is there a way to quickly turn off the AV? I sometimes use files that I know are going to set off the AV. For example in avast, I just right click icon, pause for 10 mins, run file and turn back on. How can I do this with WD? I don't want to have to do a epedit.msc every time. Kind of annoying too.

Thanks..

Rob

edit.. ok figured it out. Apparently, when you're using another antivirus it doesn't let you go into the settings where all this can be done. Uninstalled Avast and I figured it out.

Any changes I should make for privacy or to make WD better?
 
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imuade

Level 7
Verified
I am a long Avast user. Its free and it gets the job done. I'm pretty good about not downloading crap or opening weird files. Have taught the family to be careful also. Now my wife works for a company that only allows her to use WD on their issues laptops. Granted to only uses their site on it she has never gotten any viruses or prompts for anything. Avast is great but those "free gift and upgrade message" annoy the crap outta me. Was going to try WD. I only have 2 questions

1. Is there a way to exclude folders? I didn't see it messing around with it. Im on Windows 10 Pro.
2. Is there a way to quickly turn off the AV? I sometimes use files that I know are going to set off the AV. For example in avast, I just right click icon, pause for 10 mins, run file and turn back on. How can I do this with WD? I don't want to have to do a epedit.msc every time. Kind of annoying too.

Thanks..

Rob

edit.. ok figured it out. Apparently, when you're using another antivirus it doesn't let you go into the settings where all this can be done. Uninstalled Avast and I figured it out.

Any changes I should make for privacy or to make WD better?
To tune WD:
AndyFul/ConfigureDefender
For privacy:
O&O ShutUp10
WPD