blueblackwow65

Level 19
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Ok but can WD still update definitions with windows update disabled
? Also to get notificationsin taskbar do we need security icon in taskbar for this?Thks
 

SeriousHoax

Level 29
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Malware Tester
There's another method via Group Policy which should work too I think.
Open "Edit group policy" >> Administrative Templates >> Windows Components >> Microsoft Defender Antivirus >> Security Intelligence Updates >> Check for the latest virus and spyware security intelligence on startup. Enable this policy and Windows Defender should update everyday after turning on the PC.
There's another policy there to modify the interval of checking updates but it's not necessary to modify that.
 

blueblackwow65

Level 19
Verified
There's another method via Group Policy which should work too I think.
Open "Edit group policy" >> Administrative Templates >> Windows Components >> Microsoft Defender Antivirus >> Security Intelligence Updates >> Check for the latest virus and spyware security intelligence on startup. Enable this policy and Windows Defender should update everyday after turning on the PC.
There's another policy there to modify the interval of checking updates but it's not necessary to modify that.
Thks and this would be with windows update service disabled?
 

blueblackwow65

Level 19
Verified
Ok Thlks I dida test and WD did not alert me on that file i used ,either because windows update is disabled or icon is not there or something else...weird
 

ErzCrz

Level 6
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Ok Thlks I dida test and WD did not alert me on that file i used ,either because windows update is disabled or icon is not there or something else...weird
That's to the best of my knowledge anyway. You can hide it via ConfigureDefender (also part of Hard_Configurator) if you use those. I take it the test file was still blocked?
 

Tutman

Level 6
I came across this article today, and was intrigued by the hardening suggestion:

Windows Defender Antivirus can now run in a sandbox - Microsoft Security

Has anyone else tried doing this? Very simple to activate, noticed no slow downs. Considering the bum rap over the years WD received, I figure every little bit helps it, and therefore me. So now I am running WD (Sandboxed).

Thoughts? Thanks.
Does the WD sandbox use the virtulization feature? If I turn that on it conflicts with my android emulator. :confused:
 
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