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Have you ever tried to fully disable Windows Defender on Windows 10?

You should.

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Try not to yell too loudly.

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  • 15
    I got a virus that disabled it without admin right. Wtf is this shit.

    However, avast and co aren't better.

    I recommend using a brain instead of antivirus. It's way more effective
  • 2
    Its easy, besides why disable it? Its better than nothing, and its not slowing down a pc noticeably
  • 4
    Have you ever tried using Linux or Mac? You should. Try not to yell to loudly.
  • 1
    @Codex404 It does slow down almost every machine I've used it on. At random it will spike to ~50% CPU and stay there for a few minutes.
  • 2
    @qdsp13 so true!

    I "disabled" it.

    Then later, I was wondering why my Android builds were going so slow. I check, even disabled it's taking 30% CPU during builds. It literally doesn't stop.
  • 2
    @dthree it never consumed more than 5% for me. Do you have illegal software or something that it wants to fight? Because Ive seen that influence it.
  • 0
    Never had it on ever, wouldn't know the effects of using it in the first place.
  • 3
    Bad advice. WD is one of the few best programs from MS.
  • 1
    @Codex404 It sometimes does a full system scan, where it literally scans all your files. This scan is quite resource consuming, takes long, AND YOU CAN'T STOP IT!

    I'm only using Windows every other month when I have a gig with my band, and every fucking time Windows Defender does this stupid scan (since I haven't used Windows in a long time so it's already overdue), so I don't have enough CPU left for my audio software running smoothly.

    This is probably the biggest reason I hate Windows: It doesn't let you do the easiest tasks like killing a process, even as admin. Btw, Microsoft support's "advice" to this issue is just to wait it out until the scan is complete. Incompetent fuckers.
  • 1
    @cursee And why would I need that "great" piece of software eating up my resources when I don't even connect my Windows machine to the internet?
  • 1
    @kenogo It is never wrong to have some kind of anti virus system if your OS is windows whether you connect it to internet or not. Living anti virus free life is too risky for any windows users. And there are many worse antivirus programs than WD.
  • 1
    @cursee You see, it's ME who owns that PC and that operating system running on it, so I should get to decide whether I need an antivirus or not. And I don't need one, there's no way for a virus to even get on my laptop, since my network card is disabled in the device manager. This is exactly the kind of attitude I hate about Windows. It's great to have an antivirus installed by default, I really condone that decision. But let people do what they want with their OS, I know what I'm doing.
  • 1
    @kenogo you shouldn't use Windows :3
  • 0
    I have Malwarebytes that manages to keep Windows Defender at bay by saying "chill out - I got this".
  • 1
    Install WinAero Tweaker (sidebar at http://winaero.com) (the program basically gives you the option to change hidden Windows settings)→ Launch WAT → Disable Windows Defender → Reboot
  • 0
    @cursee I used Windows without any kind of anti virus for a very long time (some years) and I never had any problem. It is not so dangerous if you know what are you doing and keep Windows very updated.
  • 0
    @BambuSource it's not a virus because it did you a favor
  • 0
    I got a stupid cheap license for Nod32 (just the antivirus) and installed that just so defender would fuck off with the constant notifications. It seems to be a bit quicker.
  • 2
    DC, open an admin powershell and do

    set-mppreference -disablerealtimemonitoring $true

    Isn't it simple? Well dome, MS!
  • 0
    Ultimate windows tweaker does the job for me
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