Windows 10: defender scan

Discus and support defender scan in AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security to solve the problem; I have been trying to run a defender scan on task scheduler for years; after a zillion tries when I m done setting it up it asks for a password and... Discussion in 'AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security' started by michaelkennedyjp, Jun 11, 2019.

  1. defender scan


    I have been trying to run a defender scan on task scheduler for years; after a zillion tries when I m done setting it up it asks for a password and regardless of what I try it comes back and says there is least 5 or more reasons why it can do it.sometimes it acts like its gonna run as scheduled but after a few day I look and for some reason it stopped. I have never gotten any results.please tell me how.

    :)
     
    michaelkennedyjp, Jun 11, 2019
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  2. defender scans

    Hi Ian,

    Thanks for posting your query on Microsoft Community.

    This issue might occur if you have set any task scheduler for Windows Defender.

    I suggest you to delete the task for Windows defender and check if it helps.

    Follow the below steps:


    • Search and open Schedule tasks.

    • In the left-hand menu, open the Task Scheduler Library, then select
      Microsoft >Windows >Windows Defender.

    • Double-click Windows Defender Scheduled Scan.

    • Select the Triggers panel, then select Delete.

    Hope it helps, reply to us with the status of your issue. We will be happy to assist you.
     
    Santosh_Rai, Jun 11, 2019
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  3. avemaria Win User
    right click scan in windows defender?


    thanks for that.. i didn't notice the tutorial section :x

    I did the suggested registry change and it's now listed on the desktop context menu.. but all this does is ask if I want to open it, update, or start a scan... I was hoping for the option where you right click a specific file and it will have listed 'scan with windows defender' like other antivirus programs have.. MSE had it. I'll keep looking around to see if I can find it in the meantime..
     
    avemaria, Jun 11, 2019
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  4. Brian Cab Win User

    defender scan

    Windows defender custom scan does not scan external drives

    Hi Joe,

    to scan external drives using Windows Defender, follow the steps provided below.

    • Open Windows Defender.
    • Go to Settings tab.
    • Select the Advanced option.
    • tick the checkbox for Scan removable drives.

    Regards.
     
    Brian Cab, Jun 11, 2019
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