I just find it irritating that there is no user function in Defender to change "Not yet classified" to "permit" and no one seems to know how long it takes to be permitted by Defender or if indeed it ever does become permitted
As I said, even though a program may be listed as "not yet classified", Defender does not interfere (or not permit) it from running. I have several programs showing this classification and they work fine.
If your computer is hanging at startup, it may be something else loading in the background besides Defender that is causing the problem or you may have too many applications loading at startup when Windows boots. Some programs are not needed and disabling them can save resources and improve performance. Use MSConfig
to check for suspicious or unnecessary applications loading at startup.
1. Go to Start > Run and type: msconfig
2. Click "OK
" or press "Enter
" and the System Configuration Utility
3. Go to the Startup Tab
, and see what programs are listed.
If you are unsure what any of the startup entries are or if they are safe to disable, then search one of the following Startup Databases:Startup Programs DatabaseStartupList Index
MSConfig.exe is a troubleshooting utility used to diagnose system configuration issues. Although it works as a basic startup manager which allows you to enable/disable auto-start programs, msconfig should not be used routinely to disable startup programs
A better alternative is to use a startup manager. Since you have Spybot S&D 1.4 installed, launch it, go to Mode
and select Advanced
. Then go to Tools
, select System Startups
. You will be provided with a list of programs that load when Windows starts. If you untick an entry it will no longer run at startup. This will allow you to experiment and see how your system performs with any of them disabled. Other startup managers you can download and use for free are Startup Control Panel
and Starter by CodeStuff
FYI: SpywareBlaster blocks spyware tracking cookies in Internet Explorer and Mozilla/Firefox. It restricts the actions of potentially dangerous sites in Internet Explorer by adding a list of sites and domains associated with known spyware, advertisers and marketers to Internet Explorer's Restricted Sites Zone. SB does not run in the background. Instead it only requires installation and then enabling of all protection. After that you only have to check periodically for database updates and then enable all protection again.