Is KB915597 Safe?

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  1. Posts : 20,583
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       #11

    Hi,
    Try a week
    WD is one of the most useless scanners there is.
    Rely on your Real antivirus program which again is Avast to scan and find stuff and turn defender off.

    I use Panda free and mbam premium and that's it
    I do have superantispyware pro but hardly use it anymore.
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  2. Posts : 335
    Win 7 Pro 64 SP1
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       #12

    I'm glad I don't claim to be too bright on all this... I *thought* (the nice was to say 'assumed') that WD was the same as Malwarebytes free in that you just ran it from time to time with the exception of WD would auto-run at times.

    So I didn't understand your prompting to turn it 'off'; not knowing it was even 'on.' Heck, I've never seen it running under Processes in Task Manager. So for the first time, I checked out WD's Options this morning and found out what you already knew: it does things like scan downloads, programs that run, and more.

    Thanks for the lesson. :)
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  3. Posts : 20,583
    Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
       #13

    Hi,
    Even it says you shouldn't have 2 antivirus programs installed so yea WD not being turned off by default is weird it should be,
    2 antivirus programs will slow your computer down and you would be less secure because these 2 antivirus programs will conflict with each other.
    Avast is miles better stick with it.
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  4. Posts : 335
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       #14

    Until this thread, I didn’t even know WD was an ‘antivirus’ program! …just a malware program, like for home page jacking and the like.

    So, this is what I’ve done to turn it off. If there’s anything else I need to, please let me know:

    In options:
    - unchecked Automatically scan my computer
    - nothing done under Default Actions
    - unchecked Use real time protection
    - nothing done under Excluded
    - unchecked everything under Advanced
    - and lastly, unchecked ‘Use this program’ under Administrator.

    (it would have been nice if the Admin section was on top! LOL)

    Since I did the above while clacking out this reply, I'm going to reboot and see what happens.

    Hmmm... I guess I should do this to my 'Better Half's computer, too.
    .
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  5. Posts : 20,583
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       #15

    Hi,
    What you state sounds about right settings wise :)
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  6. Posts : 335
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       #16

    Great! Thanks for all the help and guidance, ThrashZone.
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  7. Posts : 4,776
    Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
       #17

    Disable Windows Defender Service. Disable Windows Defender scheduled task.


    Disable Windows Defender Service:

    Start> Run then type services.msc.

    Scroll down to Windows Defender Service - right click then set startup type to disabled.

    Is KB915597 Safe?-wd.jpg

    Also in Task Scheduler set Windows Defender "MP Scheduled Scan" task to disabled.
    Last edited by Callender; 07 Aug 2016 at 08:42. Reason: fix indent
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  8. Posts : 20,583
    Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
       #18

    Hi,
    The service should be okay at manual
    I do not show any scheduled task for WD either :/
    Probably good to double check though :)
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  9. Posts : 335
    Win 7 Pro 64 SP1
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       #19

    Callender said:
    Disable Windows Defender Service. Disable Windows Defender scheduled task.Disable Windows Defender Service:

    Start> Run then type services.msc.

    Scroll down to Windows Defender Service - right click then set startup type to disabled.
    Is KB915597 Safe?-wd.jpg
    Also in Task Scheduler set Windows Defender "MP Scheduled Scan" task to disabled.
    Thanks Callender. I now have it disabled on both computers.
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  10. Posts : 335
    Win 7 Pro 64 SP1
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       #20

    ThrashZone said:
    Hi,
    The service should be okay at manual
    I do not show any scheduled task for WD either :/
    Probably good to double check though :)
    Hi ThrashZone. I don't know either way, but it couldn't hurt to have it disabled. It's what I call 'cheap insurance'
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