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Should I shutoff Windows Defender RRS feed

  • Question

  • I made a Clean Install of Windows 10 on my notebook and then I ran Autoruns.  Autoruns reported that 15 files that were running were not verified by Microsoft; most were for Microsoft Windows Defender Antivirus.

     According to Task Manager Antimalware Service is consuming 83 MBs of memory on my PC. What if I went into Setup/Windows Security and shut-off Windows Defender and then installed some other antivirus/malware software, would it use less memory? Would it provide better protection?

    Saturday, May 16, 2020 6:53 PM

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  • The flagging of Windows Defender as unverified is caused by a change in the design of Windows Defender. There is a fix for this on the way.

    You're worried about 83MB? How much memory have you got?

    https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/a7e41613-43aa-4c9b-b117-46d0f9420bf7/windows-defender-executables-publisher-not-verified-microsoft-corporation?forum=autoruns
    • Edited by dax1792 Sunday, May 17, 2020 9:12 AM
    Sunday, May 17, 2020 9:10 AM