Permanently Disable Windows Defender in Windows 10

There are 2 methods which you can choose to permanently disable Windows Defender in Windows 10 Method 1: Set “Turn off Windows Defender” settings to ‘Enabled’ from local group policy 1. Launch the Local Group Policy Editor on Windows via:     Windows Key + R > type gpedit.msc and press OK or Go to C:\Windows\System32\gpedit.msc 2. In the […]

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How to Exclude Certain Drives from Initial Full System Scan

Follow these instructions to have certain hard drives be excluded from initial full system scan: Temporarily Unmounting The Drives 1. Open the Start menu. Click the Start ( ) button in the lower-left corner of your screen. 2. Search for Control Panel in the Windows Search Box. The Control Panel window will display on-screen. 3. […]

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How to Download ClamAV Virus Definitions Without Internet

Follow these instructions to download ClamAV virus definitions for offline machines: Manual Method 1. Head to https://www.clamav.net/downloads to download the AV definitions. 2. Click on Virus Database. 3. Download the following files: http://database.clamav.net/main.cvd http://database.clamav.net/daily.cvd http://database.clamav.net/bytecode.cvd 4. At the machine that does not have the internet connection, copy the files to C:\ProgramData\ClamAV\db: 5. A reboot may […]

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How to Get the Offline AV Add-On

Note: If you have not had SecureAPlus installed on your computer and/ or you have not purchased a SecureAPlus Premium License with Offline AV add-on, please refer the following articles: How to download and install SecureAPlus on my computer? Activating Your SecureAPlus Premium License Upon activating a license that includes the Offline AV Powered by […]

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How to Switch between ClamAV & Avira Engine

Follow these instructions to switch between ClamAV & Avira engine, Launch SecureAPlus > App Settings In the App Settings menu, click on Scan Settings > Antivirus Settings Tab. Under Offline Antivirus, select the desired offline AV engine.

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What Happens When an External USB Storage Device is Plugged In?

SecureAPlus has built-in security measures for external USB storage devices. By default these are turned off, but when activated the behavior in accessing files to and from the external storage changes. Prompt for Action When an external USB storage device is inserted to the machine and the default action is Prompt for Action, SecureAPlus will […]

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How to Set the Default Action When an USB Storage Device is Inserted?

SecureAPlus has built in features to protect against attacks from USB devices. Besides preventing read & write access from external USB storage devices, users can also define how SecureAPlus will act upon detecting access from one. Follow these instructions to select the action when an external USB storage device is inserted to the machine, Launch SecureAPlus > App […]

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Using Windows Defender with SecureAPlus on Windows 10

Beginning with the release of Windows 10, Windows Defender will automatically turn itself off once it detects another software that is categorized under “Anti-Virus” or “Spyware and Unwanted Software Protection“. This change in policy has resulted in Windows Defender automatically deactivating when SecureAPlus is detected to be installed with the Offline AV and have it enabled. For […]

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How to Do File & Folder/On-Demand Scanning

SecureAPlus automatically scans your entire computer once every 24 hours with Universal AV and has real-time protection against new possible threats that are being saved to your PC’s hard drive. However, you can manually scan particular files and folders using Universal AV and the Offline AV with a few simple clicks. Follow these instructions to scan File […]

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How do I view or remove items from the Ignored list?

Follow these instructions to view or remove items from the ignored list: View the Ignored list Launch SecureAPlus > Quarantine & History In the Quarantine & History window, click on Ignored tab. The files which are being opted to be ignored at the point of detection will be shown in the ignored list. Remove items from the Ignored list […]

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