Windows 10: Windows defender causing slow icon display
good luck with it, hope it works
just suddenly thought of this as some media software I use recommend you to except the media library to stop defender scanning the files as you play them (not had an issue so never actually tried it though)
Exclusions seems to be working but i do need to play around with it more. At first I set a folder exclusion for c:users/wayne/desktop but that didn't solve the lagging icon draw of my desktop icons upon boot. So I thought maybe I should look to exclude the executables these shortcuts point at. I know these are all safe. So I did a couple of them and they seemed to draw instantly on desktop load after booting. There are others slightly lagging so I will work through these over time. I hope by doing this there will be big improvement. I also excluded my downloads folder temporarily as this has quite a few executables in it. This also showed instantaneous drawing of icons after doing this. I removed that exclusion straight after because I think it's pretty important this is scanned. So I guess I'm reasonably content but will feedback more later. It's a slight pain to work through but once I've done it the upkeep will be small as I don't often add new stuff to my desktop. I have the programs I like and it rarely changes.
i did Google around and whilst not widespread it seems security essentials and defender does interfere with icon drawing of exe files for a fair number of people. The exclusions are an easy workaround if it works as I think I am seeing. I would obviously only exclude stuff I know is safe, mainly installed games from steam executables
Yes, this has happened to me since MSE/W7 days. MS should do something about this. I really like WD.
Yep it's a shame because other than this I like MSE / Defender too. I read elsewhere suggestion to add explorer.exe as an exception. Whilst I'm sure this would work it would in my mind completely negate real time protection, might as well switch it off entirely. For now some exclusions are helping. Whilst I haven't excluded the downloads folder I have improved this by tidying it and putting some stuff in sub folders so that any single folder doesn't have a load of executables.
Defender is well received for being lightweight and non intrusive. Whilst that is true to a degree as it doesn't nag and doesn't interfere running software or apps. However I feel it is intrusive if it effects things like the drawing of icons when browsing explorer. A pretty common user interaction.
i hope MS looks at this but I guess it's doubtful if it's been happening for a few years
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Only reason I am worried about it mostly is if it is a sign of something else bad.
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