Windows 10: Defender to automatically scan portable drives for viruses

Discus and support Defender to automatically scan portable drives for viruses in AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security to solve the problem; Does Defender have the option to scan for the USB drives, portable HHD, etc. for viruses? If not, please and have others upvote my feedback in the hub.... Discussion in 'AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security' started by PaulPChou, Jun 16, 2021.

  1. PaulPChou Win User

    Defender to automatically scan portable drives for viruses


    Does Defender have the option to scan for the USB drives, portable HHD, etc. for viruses? If not, please and have others upvote my feedback in the hub. https://aka.ms/AAcwf5o

    :)
     
    PaulPChou, Jun 16, 2021
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  2. MRM_PER Win User

    How to set Defender to automatically scan a USB drive

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    how windows defender can Automatically Scan for Viruses When Plugging in a USB Flash Drive before let it connect to pc in windows 10?
     
    MRM_PER, Jun 16, 2021
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  3. Brian Cab Win User
    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 16, 2021
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  4. JoeJY Win User

    Defender to automatically scan portable drives for viruses

    Windows defender custom scan does not scan external drives

    I have Defender Windows 10. I tried using custom scan to select and scan external drives. The screen listing the drives comes up, but the "OK" button remains grayed out so unable to scan any of the drives listed. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
     
    JoeJY, Jun 16, 2021
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