You don’t have to disable defender or realtime scanning completely. I still use defender on my win10 setup, on mty old Q6600 computer, and it works fine.
You just have to exclude the Cubase program folder & by that Cubase.exe in Defender, so that Defender won’t hammer Cubase’ startup scanning process in realtime. Then you won’t have any long startup times.
For me fine I do not use the internet in my studio. I have a dual boot Windows 10 system and do internet stuff on the other drive. However I did remove that .exe exclusion and Cubase still opens just as fast.
My project loading time was getting WAY out of hand! Seemed like it was progressively getting longer and longer for some…sometimes 3 to 4 mins or more for fairly simple projects! I have since disabled WD and things are back to normal! Thanks for this!!!
My system is Win 7 so I am working with Microsoft Security Essentials…
I was worried that listing “.exe” as a file type would exclude all “.exe” files so I just entered the Cubase file and process. Definitely cut startup time from 45 sec to 15 secs. For me, it looks like most of the time savings are related to when Cubase is scanning the VST 2.X’s. Now that goes by in a second or two. Nice!
I now wonder if excluding some other stuff related to VSTs and drivers would do even more?
After a few more try this and get good results maybe this idea should be posted as an informational topic at top of the forum.