Disabling Defender real-time protection let me still scan folder tree?


  1. Posts : 74
    Win10
       #1

    Disabling Defender real-time protection let me still scan folder tree?


    Assume I disable real-time protection of Windows defender.

    To be sure: This does NOT mean that I disable Defender completely.
    I can still use it to scan a dir tree or even a whole partition on demand (e.g. by context menu).

    Correct?

    Peter
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  2. Posts : 803
    Windows 10 Enterprise x64 19044.1806
       #2

    Yes, you can still use Defender to scan.

    Disabling Defender real-time protection let me still scan folder tree?-screenshot-270919001-.png
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  3. Posts : 35,622
    Win 10 Pro (21H2) (2nd PC is 21H2)
       #3

    Assume I disable real-time protection of Windows defender.
    If you disable that by installing a 3rd party AV program, no- even if you try to use this:
    Add or Remove Scan with Windows Defender Context Menu in Windows 10

    If you have a 3rd party AV program installed, the Scan with Windows Defender context menu will be disabled by default until the 3rd party AV program is uninstalled.
      My Computers


 

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