Windows 10: Defender Periodic Scanning or Offline Scanning?

  1.    27 Jul 2017 #1

    Defender Periodic Scanning or Offline Scanning?


    I use Kaspersky antivirus plus periodic scanning by Defender to benefit from US & Russian security technologies.

    I spotted there is a Defender option for offline scanning. Is there any advantage in using this compared to the periodic scanning option?
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  2. Posts : 887
    Windows 10 Home x64 and Pro x86
       27 Jul 2017 #2

    WDO is explained in Help protect my PC with Windows Defender Offline - Windows Help

    It is hardly comparable to WD limited periodic scanning, which can take place in the background.

    Denis
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  3.    28 Jul 2017 #3

    Try3 said: View Post
    WDO is explained in Help protect my PC with Windows Defender Offline - Windows Help

    It is hardly comparable to WD limited periodic scanning, which can take place in the background.

    Denis
    That link does suggest it's useful to use Defender offline scanning in addition to periodic scanning and a third party real time anti virus (e.g. Kaspersky).
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  4. Posts : 19,871
    windows 10 professional version 1607 build 14393.969 64 bit
       28 Jul 2017 #4

    Windows defender offline was once a separate program. It became integrated into windows the windows 10 operating system beginning with version 1607. The only precaution that I am aware of is using windows defender offline if you are still using windows 10 version 1607. With this version there are two windows software programs that when used on the same computer will end up with a blue screen boot loop. The use of windows driver verifier and windows defender offline with windows 10 version 1607 produced these blue screen boot loops. This was reported to Microsoft and was fixed so that it no longer occurs with windows 10 version 1703.
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