Windows 10: Can You Run Defender Quick Scans Automatically?

Discus and support Can You Run Defender Quick Scans Automatically? in AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security to solve the problem; All my PCs routinely show a yellow marker on the Defender tray icon nagging me that a Quick Scan is due. Is there a way of configuring Defender to run... Discussion in 'AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security' started by Steve C, Jun 26, 2019.

  1. Steve C Win User

    Can You Run Defender Quick Scans Automatically?


    All my PCs routinely show a yellow marker on the Defender tray icon nagging me that a Quick Scan is due. Is there a way of configuring Defender to run these Quick Scans automatically when due?

    :)
     
    Steve C, Jun 26, 2019
    #1
  2. BTC55 Win User

    Windows Defender - Quick Scan

    Windows defender no longer offers a quick scan option.

    My options are:

    • Scan
    • Advanced Scan
    • Full Scan
    • Custom Scan
    • Windows Defender Offline scan
    Whichever option I check, the scan will need to run for hours to complete.

    Is a quick scan available?

    How do I restore this feature?
     
    BTC55, Jun 26, 2019
    #2
  3. Windows Defender- Not seeing an automatic daily quick scan

    Installed Windows 10 Anniversary update which included the new cloud version of Windows Defender and so far note that there does not seem to be automatic daily quick scan as in previous version. Last automatic scan was on 9/22 so did manual scan on 9/28
    & 9/30. Any suggestions?

    [Original title: Windows Defender]
     
    haroldhorowitz, Jun 26, 2019
    #3
  4. Can You Run Defender Quick Scans Automatically?

    Does Windows Defender Quick scan interrupt Advanced scan?

    Before I create a System Image, I run an Advanced scan using Windows Defender, and it typically takes about an hour and the Scan history lists about 4,000,000 files scanned. However, often I see only about 40,000 files scanned, what I get from a Quick scan.

    I can think of two explanations that might account for this:

    1. The Advanced scan completes, but a Quick scan starts afterwards and wipes out evidence that that the Advanced scan occurred (unless presumably some problem was found).

    2. The Advanced scan is interrupted and a Quick scan runs.

    Are there other possibilities?

    The 2 possibilities listed above are both unsatisfactory because I can tell if an Advanced scan was completed. If an Advanced scan was just completed, there is no reason that a Quick scan should be run automatically.
     
    Mickey Segal, Jun 26, 2019
    #4
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