Windows 10: Get Windows Defender to scan 1 file

Discus and support Get Windows Defender to scan 1 file in AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security to solve the problem; Just started using Windows Defender. What I need to do is scan 1 file just after downloading it. When I right click on the file there is an option to... Discussion in 'AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security' started by TV2, May 14, 2018.

  1. TV2
    TV2 Win User

    Get Windows Defender to scan 1 file


    Just started using Windows Defender.
    What I need to do is scan 1 file just after downloading it.
    When I right click on the file there is an option to "Scan with Windows Defender...", but clicking that brings up a window with choices to do a Full System Scan, a Custom Scan, or an Offline Scan . Using custom scan and drilling down I realize I can only scan the entire folder - it doesn't list individual files. Ignoring the clunky-ness, I still can't do what I want: scan the one file.

    Is there a setting in Defender that will allow this?
    (I swear it scanned a single file yesterday. But today I get this)

    :)
     

  2. Windows 10 Defender Scan Excluded Files

    Hi Brent,



    I realize the inconvenience you are experiencing with Windows 10. I will certainly help you.



    To assist you to better, please provided us the information below:

    • When you say that "defined a number of exclusions in Windows 10 Defender", what exactly are you referring to? How exactly have you defined the exclusions in the Windows Defender?
    • Are you connected to a domain network?
    • Is the computer functioning normally when Windows Defender is not scanning the computer?

    Please get back to us with an update on issue with using Windows Defender, we will be happy to help.



    Thank you.
     
    Nyima Yonten, May 16, 2018
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  3. Windows Defender Quick Scan question

    I just did a quick scan on my computer, when it was done in notifications area got message: Windows Defender scanned your PC At 1:42:10 on 2/28/2017 and took action against malicious software, but the windows defender screen said: Scan completed no threats
    detected during this scan. There is nothing listed in the history either, what does this mean?
     
    JeanAnneSchmidt, May 16, 2018
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