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Offline Patrick2

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Hi All

There adding Limited Periodic Scanning with Defender in latest Anniversary update Insider Preview?  From a Consumer standpoint how will that affect avast, should consumers disable that feature if possible once the updates released to the public later this year?   I'm Just a Consumer user as don't have a spare machine to test Insider previews on, but thought i'd ask to make sure or get some insight into that future feature.

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Yeah so guess when the Anniversary update is out, will make sure that is disabled since plan on continuing to use Avast Free here on both Windows 10 Installed Systems

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Yup, never run two av's at the same time.

A good combination for protection is : avast + MBam + McShield
avast for the "normal" real time protection
MBam for a periodic scan (e.g. once a week)
McShield for keeping a eye on things on removable devices

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It is NOT running 2 softs in real-time it only runs an on-demand scan from time to time if enabled,
dont mix this up.
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It is NOT running 2 softs in real-time it only runs an on-demand scan from time to time if enabled,
dont mix this up.

This may not be entirely correct, if it is Windows Defender, then it is designed to be a resident AV (unless they are going to change that too), which would have low level drivers installed. So disabling it may not be enough to unload those, that would need to be investigated. Not to mention its signatures would constantly have to be updated also.

Why would they require this periodic on-demand scan if they are already offering/downloading the monthly Microsoft Malicious Software Scan tool in windows updates.
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Offline Patrick2

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Good Question There David, I guess gonna have to see how it operates once update is released, or people running latest Insider Preview can investigate that part I suppose, just concerned me since don't really wanna spend time in the future dealing with conflicts and such lol

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Read here: https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/mmpc/2016/05/26/limited-periodic-scanning-in-windows-10-to-provide-additional-malware-protection/

Thanks for that - it brings a little question though:
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Starting with the Windows 10 Anniversary Update this summer—and available in this week’s Windows Insider build—Windows 10 will include a new security setting called Limited Periodic Scanning. Windows Insiders can enable this feature on unmanaged devices today.

What is an unmanaged device ?
e.g. one that hasn't got a third party AV or WD installed/running.

For me the greatest majority of systems are managed, generally by end users that own them and install the software. Which sort of begs another question, does MS determine if your system is managed or not and enable the Limited Periodic Scanning. Thought from the image in the article it appears to be off by default. If it was an unmanaged device who would turn it on :)

Until seeing this article I wasn't aware of this downloadable 'Microsoft Safety Scanner' I thought that was what the Malicious Malware Removal Tool was doing.
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The most important part is probably: Limited Periodic Scanning is intended to offer an additional line of defense to your existing antivirus program’s real-time protection.
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The most important part is probably: Limited Periodic Scanning is intended to offer an additional line of defense to your existing antivirus program’s real-time protection.

Yes, for me I can't get over this unmanaged wording, the act of enabling it, for me indicates it is a managed system ;)
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Yes, for me I can't get over this unmanaged wording, the act of enabling it, for me indicates it is a managed system ;)
Something for the guys in Redmond to answer... ;)
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