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    Default Windows defender quick scan freeze in windows 8 release preview

    Hi all,

    The Windows Defender Quick Scan begins it's automatic run then freezes after scanning about 150 items and cannot easily be closed again. I ran a full scan hoping to solve the problem, it took over two hours, the result showed no problems, but today when the quick scan started automatically it froze again.

    You have any suggestion?

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    Default Re: Windows defender quick scan freeze in windows 8 release preview

    Hi all,

    What antimalware program are you using?

    Windows Defender is not compatible with several antimalware programs. Perhaps your antimalware program and Windows Defender do not "play well together."

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    Default Re: Windows defender quick scan freeze in windows 8 release preview

    Brenna, welcome to the Forum!

    As Threeone has stated, some anti-malware apps don't play well with Windows Defender. I've been running Malwarebytes on mine with no issues, as well as Super AntiSpyware.

    Please provide us with a list of your 3rd party security apps installed. This will help us to determine what's going on.

    Cat
    Last edited by TechnoMage; 09-04-2012 at 07:11 AM.

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