Windows 10: How Useful is Defender Limited Periodic Scanning?

  1.    07 Aug 2016 #1

    How Useful is Defender Limited Periodic Scanning?


    I use Kaspersky Internet Security (KIS) 2016 which turns off Defender by default. I notice there is the new Defender feature of Limited Periodic Scanning. How useful is this for a KIS user? Does it add a useful layer of additional security or just hog resources for a limited benefit?
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  2.    07 Aug 2016 #2

    I haven't used a paid Antivirus and Firewall for nearly three years now, I just use Defender with Malwarebytes Pro. Before, in Windows 7, I used MSE and Malewarebytes Pro. So far, both have kept me protected. No real nasty stuff, just some pups which are easy to get rid of.

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       07 Aug 2016 #3

    Steve C said: View Post
    I use Kaspersky Internet Security (KIS) 2016 which turns off Defender by default. I notice there is the new Defender feature of Limited Periodic Scanning. How useful is this for a KIS user? Does it add a useful layer of additional security or just hog resources for a limited benefit?
    It just scans every once and a while, like an On-Demand-Scanner, but automatically, and doesn't run constantly in the background like an Anti-Virus when it is the only AV you have. Kind of like MBAM, but automatically.

    As NO anti virus can offer 100% protection, the idea is, Defender will run a scan to see if it finds something a 3rd party AV might miss.
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  4.    07 Aug 2016 #4

    Cliff S said: View Post
    It just scans every once and a while, like an On-Demand-Scanner, but automatically, and doesn't run constantly in the background like an Anti-Virus when it is the only AV you have. Kind of like MBAM, but automatically.

    As NO anti virus can offer 100% protection, the idea is, Defender will run a scan to see if it finds something a 3rd party AV might miss.
    It sounds quite useful so I'll leave it set.
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       07 Aug 2016 #5

    Defender does not have the Hi Tech looking UI that some AVs have but it does a great job :)
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