1.    13 Sep 2016 #1
    Join Date : Sep 2016
    Posts : 1
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit

    Windows Defender takes ~10 seconds to open from system tray icon

    I've noticed that when my computer first boots up, Windows Defender opens almost immediately when I double-click the system tray icon, but after opening it the first time, subsequent attempts take ~10 seconds after double-clicking the icon.

    Any ideas? I've already checked and it's not in the middle of a scan or anything. Also, I've opened Defender from the settings menu (there's a button that says "Open Windows Defender") and it opens instantaneously via this button even when it's opening slowly from the system tray.

    Is this normal behavior or is something strange going on here? This is basically a completely fresh install of Win 10 and I'm pretty sure I don't have any viruses or malware going on...
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  2.    13 Sep 2016 #2
    Join Date : Aug 2016
    Posts : 22
    windows 10 Home

    Mine (Ver 1607 AU) does the same? When I open from system tray, it takes a long time to open.
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  3.    14 Sep 2016 #3
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Posts : 659
    Windows 10 Home x64

    I have noticed WD sometimes opens quickly but other times takes a long time to do so. It seems to be quite random.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


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