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The way let your app not block by Windows Defender at startup!

Hello everyone! I have found a way that Windows Defender will not block my app in Vista at startup!

First, my app need the administrator account to work, MS' guide told me that I need make a system service that perform the core function while the shell(or UI) just run as standard user. But it's hard to make a system service for all the function for my program. I found a way that if you build a schedule task job, and the set the app runs when system logged on, Windows Defender will not block it any more even it is a administrator required program!

I think it's quit useful for everyone.
Saturday, February 24, 2007
Try signing your app. If I recall correctly, Windows Defender doesn't block signed apps.
Sunday, February 25, 2007
No No. You can have a try. Run MsConfig.exe and do some change, then it will be blocked next time.
Sunday, February 25, 2007
MSConfig is kind of old-school: the Vista way is to use the Programs control panel.

MSConfig will manage things started from the startup groups or a couple of places in the registry - I don't know offhand if there are additional places in Vista for startup items. I'm actually kind of surprised that MSConfig is still in Vista (I wrote the version for XP & 2003 and it looks like there are only a few changes for Vista, not as "pretty" as the rest of the OS).
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Thursday, March 01, 2007

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