Same problems with Windows Defender Verification and Scan Tasks


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    Same problems with Windows Defender Verification and Scan Tasks


    Myself and others have posted about the problems with Windows Defender Verification and Scan Scheduled Tasks and nothing has been done about it. Tried using Feedback Hub to contact MS about it but have never gotten a response. The Verification Task creates a Windows Module Restore Point every time it runs. The Scan Task always returns a result of (0x2). A Scan Task can be created that works perfectly which myself and others have done. The only good way to handle the Verification Task is to Disable the task. Others have Disabled System Restore as a workaround which in my opinion is not the way to go! The Scan Task problem has existed for more than 2 years and the Verification Task problem started between the last day of July 2018 and August 1st 2018. There has been 2 or 3 Windows Defender Platform updates since then but issue(s) have not been addressed. I'm aware that MS has been improving on Windows Defender with sandboxing and so on but they either don't want to or don't care about correcting these issues. Creating System Restore points everytime the WD Verification Task runs makes no sense. I like and use WD on 2 machines and it seems to work well with the exception of these 2 issues.
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    @Mcd73165 -- The Windows 10 Anniversary Update (more than two years ago) is what broke Defender's automatic scan creating the 0x2 error. The Feedback Hub has been useless reporting this, although I do know a few people that don't have this issue. Even Microsoft, on their own forums, tells people to create a custom scan. I've found if I restart my computer more than 24 hours after a scan ran and let it sit, maintenance will kick-in and the scan usually runs. However, my HP A-I-O desktop has something called Intel Ready Mode which is a sleep-like state, but keeps very little power going to the computer -- just enough to let background processes run. My scan always runs automatically between 2AM and 2:30AM because of that.

    MS also knows about the restore points and the verification task. The only workarounds are what you pointed out. I keep System Restore on and limit disk usage to 1% -- not a big deal for my 1TB hard drive.

    Given MS's issues with Feature and Cumulative Updates, I wouldn't hope for a resolution any time soon, even though one issue dates back several months and the other more than two years.
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    Crizal said:
    @Mcd73165 -- The Windows 10 Anniversary Update (more than two years ago) is what broke Defender's automatic scan creating the 0x2 error. The Feedback Hub has been useless reporting this, although I do know a few people that don't have this issue. Even Microsoft, on their own forums, tells people to create a custom scan. I've found if I restart my computer more than 24 hours after a scan ran and let it sit, maintenance will kick-in and the scan usually runs. However, my HP A-I-O desktop has something called Intel Ready Mode which is a sleep-like state, but keeps very little power going to the computer -- just enough to let background processes run. My scan always runs automatically between 2AM and 2:30AM because of that.

    MS also knows about the restore points and the verification task. The only workarounds are what you pointed out. I keep System Restore on and limit disk usage to 1% -- not a big deal for my 1TB hard drive.

    Given MS's issues with Feature and Cumulative Updates, I wouldn't hope for a resolution any time soon, even though one issue dates back several months and the other more than two years.
    Crizal: Thanks for your reply. You and I talked about this issue on another similar thread. At least now I know that MS knows of these issues as you pointed out to me. You would think that MS would want to make things right given that it's there own anti-virus program but I guess not. Take care.
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    Mcd73165 said:
    Crizal: Thanks for your reply. You and I talked about this issue on another similar thread. At least now I know that MS knows of these issues as you pointed out to me. You would think that MS would want to make things right given that it's there own anti-virus program but I guess not. Take care.
    I remember the discussion. Apparently, nothing with MS has changed in this regard.
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