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  1. Posts : 4,641
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       #11

    I've done it again and images in same order. This time it's dropped.

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       #12

    Surely because Microsoft Windows Defender is a LIVE running Component, it will obviously get bigger in real-time. Maybe a good test would be to have NOTHING running when testing.

    Just a thought!
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  3. Posts : 4,641
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       #13

    Paul Black said:
    Surely because Microsoft Windows Defender is a LIVE running Component, it will obviously get bigger in real-time. Maybe a good test would be to have NOTHING running when testing.


    Just a thought!
    Windows will automatically trim the temp files anyway eventually. All I usually clean is Windows.old and updates usually. Old update files only show when they're large enough to remove in the settings app I've found.
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  4. Posts : 10
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    Thread Starter
       #14

    Fabler2, I see Ur using the one built in settings method of cleanup, I use the standard disk cleanup utility, I type disk cleanup in search and run it, can u test this please, as I was able to replicate this on 3 PC's and on discord spoke to 5 people around the world whom can replicate this issue. Can u do me favour, can u run the normal disk cleanup utility, and clean everything including windows defender antivirus, restart the pc and repeat this a few times to see the outcome thank u, I just Wana see if u differ or exactly the same as the others I was able to find. Thank u so much for the help. I appreciate it, if u could run the normal disk cleanup utility and just clean up including windows defender antivirus and restart and do this a few times and see what the results are, I would appreciate it. Thank you

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    How can you have nothing running? It's a pc there is going to something running at least. Thanks for the reply though
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  5. Posts : 4,641
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       #15

    AliAbbs1988 said:
    Fabler2, I see Ur using the one built in settings method of cleanup, I use the standard disk cleanup utility, I type disk cleanup in search and run it, can u test this please, as I was able to replicate this on 3 PC's and on discord spoke to 5 people around the world whom can replicate this issue. Can u do me favour, can u run the normal disk cleanup utility, and clean everything including windows defender antivirus, restart the pc and repeat this a few times to see the outcome thank u, I just Wana see if u differ or exactly the same as the others I was able to find. Thank u so much for the help. I appreciate it, if u could run the normal disk cleanup utility and just clean up including windows defender antivirus and restart and do this a few times and see what the results are, I would appreciate it. Thank you

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    How can you have nothing running? It's a pc there is going to something running at least. Thanks for the reply though
    First run,
    Disk cleanup not working as it should-screenshot_4.png

    Second run,
    Disk cleanup not working as it should-screenshot_5.png

    Just like Temporary Internet Files, Defender's results are all over the place, and always small sized amounts. They start building up as soon as you clean them obviously.
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  6. Posts : 10
    Windows 10 20h2
    Thread Starter
       #16

    So the same is happening here with you the disk cleanup utility is increasing the size of windows defender antivirus segment, my question is this normal behaviour then? And is not worrying that it will eventually increase to big in size?

    Thank u for the test I appreciate it
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  7. Posts : 4,641
    Windows 10 preview 64-bit Home
       #17

    AliAbbs1988 said:
    So the same is happening here with you the disk cleanup utility is increasing the size of windows defender antivirus segment, my question is this normal behaviour then? And is not worrying that it will eventually increase to big in size?



    Thank u for the test I appreciate it
    I'm not worried at all about it as it's normal.
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  8. Posts : 10
    Windows 10 20h2
    Thread Starter
       #18

    Thank u, just got worried because it kept increasing in size, but what if u don't clean up and it builds up to a point where it takes a large amount of space or is there some built in feature that stops it increasing at daft sizes.

    Thank u for all the help
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  9. Posts : 4,641
    Windows 10 preview 64-bit Home
       #19

    AliAbbs1988 said:
    Thank u, just got worried because it kept increasing in size, but what if u don't clean up and it builds up to a point where it takes a large amount of space or is there some built in feature that stops it increasing at daft sizes.










    Thank u for all the help
    Test it out over a few weeks without cleaning Defender's temp files. You could turn on Storage sense, as mentioned previously, though, I don't use it personally.
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  10. Posts : 269
    Win 10 21H2 LTSC
       #20

    How much of a problem is this? 23meg usage.

    As far as I understand though disk cleanup is now deprecated and storage sense is the replacement. You can try cleanmgr+ which is based on cleanup but is maintained.
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