windows defender issues? & other AV issues?

Bob Sneidar bobsneidar at iotecdigital.com
Mon Jan 7 17:41:08 CET 2019


We disable Windows Defender via group policy. A lot of IT administrators do. It's not that it's a bad product, it's that there are alternatives in the marketplace that provide a great many more features, like central management and distribution of policies, which can universally whitelist folders on all domain controlled workstations. 

For the non-domain systems in a small office with a limited budget, Defender is a great solution as an endpoint malware product. However, these are the issues they will encounter, not just with LC apps but with others. 

Bob S


> On Jan 6, 2019, at 09:46 , Richard Gaskin via use-livecode <use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:
> 
> Tom Glod wrote:
> 
> > Hi folks, I'd like to know if there is any chance that the issues with
> > windows defender interfering in the normal operation of the LiveCode
> > engine is something that can and will be looked at?
> >
> > Is there any communication between Microsoft and Livecode inc?
> >
> > Is there any hope that we won't have to put an * beside on our
> > application requirements?
> >
> > Its just not an acceptable workaround to ask customers to disable
> > windows defender.
> 
> Panos has found that the issue is specific to Windows Defender's "Real Time Protection":
> https://quality.livecode.com/show_bug.cgi?id=21604
> 
> It would be great if LC were the only app affected by this, so the LC team could fix it.  But looking 'round the web I find that this is tragically pervasive:
> https://duckduckgo.com/?q=windows+defender+slowing+apps
> 
> That said, it does not appear to be completely universal; that is, some apps manage to avoid the wrath of Real Time Protection.
> 
> My comment #10 in that bug report asks what LC may be able to do to avoid the impact of this Microsoft bug.




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