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Hi. I am having the same problem. I can't see Photoshop in my Windows Defender list. What graphic based programs did you add to the exceptions list?
I won't comment about Windows Defender other than it's had a lot of complaints, and for that reason, I just do not like it. It's only half-built, just as the early days of Windows, it has bugs. Upgrades may have made it "great" again but what part of that is hype and what part of that is actually "great"? My simple rule is: Don't use it if it has a single problem - especially with Windows. When something is a problem, disable it, get rid of it. I don't see "Defender" anywhere on any of my drives, as life is good without it. If Defender gets in the way obnoxiously and tiresomely, then move it out of the way - perhaps permanently. I use Norton - because I can control it with manual settings for what I want and it never gets in the way and I can have more control over my programs. It has increased its function each year. I don't need to use Life-lock just because Norton recommends it, although I may look at Life-Lock more seriously, now that I have some money to protect. And since the attack in DC, expect more people to get the hang of how to hack everyone's computer "just because". Moving Defender out of the way has made my life better. (yes it was that bad). I cannot support something with Defender if it's an obstacle. If it tends to get in the way when I want a file to be saved and that's a daily function with Windows, and when if it does not work with Windows' function, get rid of it. Same goes if you have Mac as an Operating System. I don't need a program only because it's free, and "free" usually means "it has problems but why not use it because hey, we're all stupid aren't we?" - I would rather pay for a full functioning program that has been a proven (to me) for years, than use a program which has been half-built like Defender, and does not function for what it was intended and only looks good for Windows, and conquers its legal problems for Microsoft.
I worked for Microsoft for a lot of years and Defender has never been what we used internally. Inside Microsoft we used Innoculate-IT which covered memory as well as drives and worked on our mainframe and workstations. Since then, that program has ceased (because Microsoft was the only one buying it). Since I left the company, I don't know which one they use on the network now, but they didn't need to use anything as long as everyone was on the same mainframe, and network chiefs at the time was SMS'ing virus scans onto workstations for a temp-scan almost daily. So maybe they don't install anything on the workstations anymore. I know that Microsoft does not use Defender, internally. It's free for those who won't splurge on what works well - like Norton. I won't even recommend McAfee. If you don't pay for something, you get what's "free" which means it's a cheapo-package that does not work. Splurge for something. McAfee had problems in 2002 that I won't forgive. I have had NO problems with Norton, and it keeps updating it's DAT files to scan for the latest viruses. That's it. I am done with defender.
Steve Lehman, MCSE
Thank you for your swift and comprehensive response. I have now found that by copying a photo from Pictures to Desktop I can manipulate that image in Photoshop and also save it. It’s a bit of a faff but at least I can use Photoshop now. I’ll take a long, hard look at Defender!
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