Windows 10: Latest Win 10 RS Build Comes with Antivirus Scanning at System Boot


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    Windows 10 Pro x64 RS 10586.586
       01 Mar 2016 #1

    Latest Win 10 RS Build Comes with Antivirus Scanning at System Boot


    Windows Defender Offline integrated into Windows 10

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    Windows Defender Offline is a new feature of Insider Builds of Windows 10 that enables you to scan the computer system during boot time and without Internet connection requirement.

    Windows Defender is the built-in antivirus solution of the Windows 10 operating system. While its capabilities have improved in recent time, it is still inferior when it comes to the detection of malware when compared to many third-party solutions.

    The latest AV Test results published in October 2015 for instance give Windows Defender 14 out of 18 points, but only 3.5 of 6 points in the protection test category which is the lowest score awarded in the test series.

    Read more: http://www.ghacks.net/2016/02/28/run-windows-defender-offline/


    See also: How to Perform a Windows Defender Offline Scan in Windows 10
    Last edited by Brink; 01 Mar 2016 at 22:49.
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    Windows 10 Pro X64 15063.483
       01 Mar 2016 #2

    I like it. Run when needed/wanted.
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    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 14393, Windows 10 Insider Fast Ring, Windows 8.1 Update, Ubuntu
       01 Mar 2016 #3
    Last edited by Cliff S; 02 Mar 2016 at 10:37.
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    windows 10 Home threshold2
       01 Mar 2016 #4

    At present, I have WD as real-time protection and Malwarebytes free edition as on-demand protection.
    I run Malwarebytes on regular basis, approx. once a week.

    Am I correct to conclude that this new feature ( offline scan) is not much of a consequence to me, since I have been using Malwarebytes to scan for malwares anyway ?
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