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Re: Avast vs Windows Defender
« Reply #90 on: February 01, 2020, 07:02:14 PM »
Defender is always up in the top tier group for protection, simple and effective :)  the cream on top is no deceptive nagware/advertising.

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Re: Avast vs Windows Defender
« Reply #91 on: February 01, 2020, 07:14:43 PM »
Defender is always up in the top tier group for protection, simple and effective :)  the cream on top is no deceptive nagware/advertising.
I have no objections to an occasional request to use the paid product.
I hate the scary popups like you're using a basic firewall, etc. (I happen to prefer the basic firewall I'm using)
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Re: Avast vs Windows Defender
« Reply #94 on: March 23, 2020, 04:02:10 PM »
Windows 10: Defender skips elements during scan
https://borncity.com/win/2020/03/21/windows-10-defender-skips-elements-during-scan/
https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/windows-defender-bug-in-windows-10-skips-files-during-scans/
Let's hope the files skipped were not infected files.  :)

If this bug/flaw is known (not its been published it is) to malware writers.

This could also result in harmful files being put into any area/folder if this flaw/bug extended to folders also.  But nothing to stop malicious files being crafted with that file type in the hope, the file name/type is the only check to determine if it should be scanned or not.
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Re: Avast vs Windows Defender
« Reply #95 on: March 23, 2020, 04:31:24 PM »
Windows 10: Defender skips elements during scan
https://borncity.com/win/2020/03/21/windows-10-defender-skips-elements-during-scan/
https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/windows-defender-bug-in-windows-10-skips-files-during-scans/
Let's hope the files skipped were not infected files.  :)

If this bug/flaw is known (not its been published it is) to malware writers.

This could also result in harmful files being put into any area/folder if this flaw/bug extended to folders also.  But nothing to stop malicious files being crafted with that file type in the hope, the file name/type is the only check to determine if it should be scanned or not.
From what I read, these were random files not a specific type.
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Re: Avast vs Windows Defender
« Reply #96 on: March 23, 2020, 09:03:05 PM »
Still using Defender here on a few machines,  problem is i always seen that message as i do have some exclusions as a few games require the game to be excluded in Antivirus program, so i didn't really think much of it

System scans clean with Malwarebytes Free still though, so happy there
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Re: Avast vs Windows Defender
« Reply #97 on: March 23, 2020, 09:15:07 PM »
Still using Defender here on a few machines,  problem is i always seen that message as i do have some exclusions as a few games require the game to be excluded in Antivirus program, so i didn't really think much of it

System scans clean with Malwarebytes Free still though, so happy there
Malwarebytes isn't an AV. :)
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Re: Avast vs Windows Defender
« Reply #98 on: March 23, 2020, 09:40:22 PM »
I know that, but still showed clean, and also scanned with Eset online scanner---both clean,  so thinks going well despite the possible issue with Defender,  that i'd never notice as already have exclusions for the one game
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Re: Avast vs Windows Defender
« Reply #100 on: March 25, 2020, 02:16:36 PM »
Microsoft Silently Fixes Bug Causing Windows Defender to Skip Files During Scans, update KB4052623 released for Windows Defender on March 24

https://news.softpedia.com/news/microsoft-silently-fixes-bug-causing-windows-defender-to-skip-files-during-scans-529555.shtml
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Re: Avast vs Windows Defender
« Reply #101 on: March 27, 2020, 11:13:09 AM »
Craig, that link ends up as a error 404 page not found

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Re: Avast vs Windows Defender
« Reply #102 on: March 27, 2020, 07:13:44 PM »
My guess is the mic...ender element of the URL is a shortening of the URL resulting in a failure.

I did a search in Softpedia for Microsoft Silently Fixes Bug Causing Windows Defender to Skip Files During Scans.

This found this article, which I presume is the one.
https://news.softpedia.com/news/microsoft-silently-fixes-bug-causing-windows-defender-to-skip-files-during-scans-529555.shtml
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Re: Avast vs Windows Defender
« Reply #103 on: March 28, 2020, 05:09:25 PM »
Craig, that link ends up as a error 404 page not found
My guess is the mic...ender element of the URL is a shortening of the URL resulting in a failure.
Sorry about that, no idea how that happened  :-\

Thanks for finding the right link David :) I updated my mistake too.

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Re: Avast vs Windows Defender
« Reply #104 on: March 28, 2020, 09:12:45 PM »
Craig, that link ends up as a error 404 page not found
My guess is the mic...ender element of the URL is a shortening of the URL resulting in a failure.
Sorry about that, no idea how that happened  :-\

Thanks for finding the right link David :) I updated my mistake too.

No problem, I wanted to read it too :)
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