The Defender

If you, like me, signed up to use Microsoft’s Windows 10 when they did the free update/transfer, then I suppose you are using as your anti-virus Windows Defender. Every once in a while, I get a notice in my Action Center telling me that I need to run Windows Defender. When I’m told to do so, I run it in the background as it doesn’t seem to cause an imbalance in power. I always do the full run, which usually takes a couple of hours. When the system notifies me that it has completed the task, then I check in HISTORY. I check first “Quarantined Items” and then click view details. There’s nothing there. I then check “Allowed Items” and view details. Nope, nothing there. Finally, I check “All Detected Items” and view details. Nada. What in the world does Windows Defender do if there are never any items in the history file? I feel a bit “undefended.” When I run my other malware program, Malwarebytes, I usually find at least some PUPs which satisfies a little my need to see that something has been detected.

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About bobosbest

I am a 79-year-old retired English teacher whose writing goals are fulfilled by publishing these blogs. I have a wonderful married partner, Dimitris Tsitsiras, who is from Greece. Life is good and still an adventure.
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