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#1 mikey11

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Posted 17 January 2018 - 02:54 PM

am i blind?

 

i can not seem to locate some settings for windows defender,

 

specifically the ones where you can schedule a scan time, and the type of scan (quick / full)

 

have these options been removed in windows 10?



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Posted 17 January 2018 - 04:30 PM

I believe those things were removed long ago, at least in the main Windows Defender interface.

 

You can manually trigger a Quick Scan or Full Scan using the Windows Defender Security Center, Virus & Threat Detection section.  Otherwise Windows Defender automatically triggers Quick Scans on a regular basis and checks how long it's been since the last one when you power up the computer if it's been shut down for an extended period.  I don't know that it ever triggers a full scan except when running for the first time which is generally the only time one is needed unless some hideous infection does somehow wheedle its way on to your system via an unusual conduit/method.  The realtime protection and anti-exploit protection in WD is quite robust.


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Posted 17 January 2018 - 07:00 PM

I believe those things were removed long ago, at least in the main Windows Defender interface.

 

You can manually trigger a Quick Scan or Full Scan using the Windows Defender Security Center, Virus & Threat Detection section.  Otherwise Windows Defender automatically triggers Quick Scans on a regular basis and checks how long it's been since the last one when you power up the computer if it's been shut down for an extended period.  I don't know that it ever triggers a full scan except when running for the first time which is generally the only time one is needed unless some hideous infection does somehow wheedle its way on to your system via an unusual conduit/method.  The realtime protection and anti-exploit protection in WD is quite robust.

 

 

thanks....im used to the old MSE interface where i could set a time for a scan.....still getting used to this



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Posted 17 January 2018 - 07:21 PM

@mikey11 check here https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/threat-protection/windows-defender-antivirus/windows-defender-security-center-antivirus

 

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Posted 17 January 2018 - 08:47 PM

Microsoft is taking the right approach to Windows Defender:  making it "set it and forget it."

 

Anything that doesn't require user attention and ongoing intervention when it comes to security software best suits the majority of users.


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    ~ Ruth Marcus,  November 10, 2017, in Washington Post article, Bannon is right: It’s no coincidence The Post broke the Moore story


 

 

 

              

 





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