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Discussion in 'General Security' started by 2twenty2, Sep 18, 2019.

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  1. 2twenty2

    2twenty2 Thread Starter

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    Asking a favour................ :)

    Could some of you members who use Windows Defender on Windows 10 and or Windows 8 do a manual scan with Windows Defender updated to the latest definitions -

    Quick Scan
    Full Scan
    Off Line Scan

    Does your Windows Defender only do a limited number of files before finishing scan such as 14 or 21 files instead of thousands.
     
  2. Cookiegal

    Cookiegal Administrator Malware Specialist Coordinator

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    I just did a quick scan (Windows 8.1) and it was very short and only scanned 11 items. But it says "items" as opposed to "files".

    The others will take longer so I'll try running them later.
     
  3. iMacg3

    iMacg3 Malware Specialist

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    Just ran a Windows Defender Quick Scan (Windows 10, 1903). The scan took 15 seconds, 8 files scanned.
     
  4. Cookiegal

    Cookiegal Administrator Malware Specialist Coordinator

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    Files or items?
     
  5. Cookiegal

    Cookiegal Administrator Malware Specialist Coordinator

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    I did a Full scan and it did the same thing as a quick scan. It only took seconds and showed 11 items scanned. Something seems to be broken. I'm now doing a custom scan which seems to be running properly.
     
  6. 2twenty2

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    Thanks. It seams Microsoft has broken Windows Defender

    My results:

    Quick scan - 14 files/items
    Complete scan - 14 files/items
    Off line scan- 21 files/items

    Each scan only took a few seconds before saying scan complete

    I haven't tried Custom Scan yet.


    OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Pro, 64 bit, V 1903, Build 18362.175
    Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q9650 @ 3.00GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 10
    Processor Count: 4
    RAM: 16384 Mb DDR3L-1600 PC3-12800
    Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GT 710, 1024 Mb
    Sound Card: Sound Blaster Audigy FX
    Hard Drives: C: 297 GB (263 GB Free); E: 149 GB (148 GB Free); G: 232 GB (191 GB Free); F: 29GB SanDisk; L: 29GB SanDisk.
    Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0C27VV
    Model: Dell Optiplex 780
    Antivirus: Windows Defender, Enabled and Updated
     
  7. DaveA

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    Tested out on my Window 8.1 laptop.
    First Quick scan before updating, ran as normal, many 1,000's of items/files
    After update 32 items/files

    I have the same results as Cookiegal.
    Doing a full Custom and it is up in the 1,000's already
     
  8. 2twenty2

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    I have done a Custom Scan on the Windows folder
    Results - 423,095 files scanned / 14mins. 47secs.
    So it appears that the custom scan is working.


    But Quick scan, Complete scan and Off line scan aren't
     
    Last edited: Sep 18, 2019
  9. Cookiegal

    Cookiegal Administrator Malware Specialist Coordinator

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    My custom scan is still running but it's over 700,000 files and I deleted temporary files and browser caches before starting the scan.
     
  10. iMacg3

    iMacg3 Malware Specialist

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    In the scan results, it's shown as "8 files scanned".

    Custom Scans seem to work normally for me.
     
  11. 2twenty2

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    Mine indicates "Files Scanned" on all the scan options.
     
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    Cookiegal Administrator Malware Specialist Coordinator

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    Where do you see the result of a custom scan? Mine finished when I wasn't at the computer and it just said it completed but it does't say the total amount of files scanned or the time.
     
  15. Cookiegal

    Cookiegal Administrator Malware Specialist Coordinator

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    Also, I was able to get an update (since the one I got first thing this morning) but it didn't fix the issue.
     
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