windows defender issues? & other AV issues?

Richard Gaskin ambassador at
Mon Jan 7 20:23:48 CET 2019

Bob Sneidar wrote:

 > Richard wrote:
 >> > Do you know what Defender is doing that other more full-featured
 >> packages aren't in terms of application performance impairment?
 > No, but I can guess that it is much as has been posted prior to this.
 > Virtually all malware deterrent products use subscription based
 > services, and many of them get their malware signature data from the
 > same sources. False positives are not unheard of...

This conversation has spawned two different issues, conflated here.

The issue with false positives was raised by Tom Glod, and I've seen 
that once in a while too.

But the issue with Windows Defender is very different.  Defender isn't 
preventing LC from running at all, or (at least as far as anyone has 
reported to date) even flagging it as a false positive.  Instead, it 
merely slows down execution.  And if we search around on the web see a 
great many apps affected similarly.

False positives I can understand.  Inexplicable slowdowns are the big 

  Richard Gaskin
  Fourth World Systems
  Software Design and Development for the Desktop, Mobile, and the Web
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