Windows 10: Windows Defender versions

  1. Posts : 584
    ,7,8.1 10TP 10upgrade,MINT
       28 May 2017 #1

    Windows Defender versions

    Is the version of WD featured in recent Insider Previews, with the off line scanning option, likely to be adopted by the standard Windows 10 ?
    Is it significantly better?
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    Posts : 8,585
    10 Home x64 (1803) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       28 May 2017 #2

    Off line scanning has been part of Defender in the RTM Windows 10 since the Anniversary Update.

    Windows Defender Offline is now a built-in feature starting in Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 14271.

    Is it significantly better?
    It's different, intended for those 'hard to touch' infections...

    The scan runs from outside the normal Windows kernel so it can target malware that attempts to bypass the Windows shell, such as viruses and rootkits that infect or overwrite the master boot record (MBR).
    Windows Defender Offline Scan in Windows 10
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  3. Posts : 19,958
    windows 10 professional version 1607 build 14393.969 64 bit
       28 May 2017 #3

    The windows defender offline runs after reboot. It will load and then perform a quick scan. There was a problem with WDO if it was used after Windows driver verifier. WIndows driver verifier also requires a reboot. The two Windows programs would interact with each other and create a WDO blue screen boot loop. This was a problem with Windows 1607. It no longer occurs with Windows 1703.
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