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windows defender

by julio-santana / May 28, 2013 10:29 PM PDT

I have windows 8 with windows defender, and it runs auto scan every day. im trying to disable auto scan. I go to task scheduler and disable it, but somehow it enables it self back up can any body help it will be greatly appreciated


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Clarification Request
I'm not seeing that here.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 28, 2013 11:16 PM PDT
In reply to: windows defender

But I did install another anti-virus so maybe that's why.

Keep in mind that those security researchers are slamming MSFT, Adobe and others so in defense the software makers are paddling hard and turning everything on by default.

Yes, it may be a bug but since we see these makers un-responsive to us, maybe try another anti-virus?

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windows defender
by julio-santana / May 29, 2013 12:14 AM PDT

ok thanxs mr. bob

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I disabled Defender and
by orlbuckeye / May 28, 2013 11:39 PM PDT
In reply to: windows defender

installed Norton 360 and have it scheduled to scan on Wednesdays at 3:00 am. I wouldn't disable auto scan. I would schedule it at 3:00 at least once a week.

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norton 360
by julio-santana / May 29, 2013 12:17 AM PDT

I had Norton already, and I had to uninstall it cuz it was running my hard drive like a marathon. it wasn't giving my hdd a break so I uninstalled it.

thank you for replying

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