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Question about a home theater computer


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#1 1up2down

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Posted 05 August 2017 - 08:49 AM

I have built a home theater computer so I can watch all my movies and other videos on my TV. This computer is never going to be connected to the Internet. So my question is, is it possible to stop Windows 10 from popping up messages like you need to install an antivirus program. Or if I do have an antivirus program installed how to stop it from popping up messages to update it.
 



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#2 FreeBooter

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Posted 05 August 2017 - 09:47 AM

Hi 1up2down,
 
You can enable or disable Windows Defender with attached batch script.

 

You can also turn off notifications from Control Panel --> Security and Maintenance --> Change Security and Maintenance settings

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Posted 05 August 2017 - 04:44 PM

Hi and thanks very much. I will give it a try now



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Posted 05 August 2017 - 05:03 PM

You are very welcome!

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Posted 05 August 2017 - 05:20 PM

Hi again
Found Change Security and Maintenance settings alright, but haven't worked out which to turn off yet. However that shouldn't be a problem. I did managed to disabled Windows Defender with your attachment though. So thanks again.
 



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Posted 05 August 2017 - 05:27 PM

Siince Windows Defender is an anti-virus program you could just enable it, let it run in the background and be secure in the knowledge that any updates it may require will be automatically applied by MS through the Win 10 update program. You should never see an update notification for it.

 

If your TV is connected to the internet than it would be sensible to have Defender running.

 

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Posted 05 August 2017 - 06:22 PM

Neither my TV or home theater computer is connected to the Internet. So what are you suggesting? Not to disable Windows Defender and it will update itself without an Internet connection. Personally though, I cannot see the need for any kind of protection if there is no Internet connection.



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Posted 06 August 2017 - 04:54 PM

My misunderstanding.

 

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Posted 07 August 2017 - 11:55 AM

Is the computer connected to your home network?  Not seeing what content you're going to be watching or how it is going to get on the computer.

 

If the computer is on a network it should be protected, MSBlaster taught us that.






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