Windows 10: How do I schedule a regular full scan with Defender

Discus and support How do I schedule a regular full scan with Defender in AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security to solve the problem; I have a scheduled task which routinely does quick scans. What needs to be added to make one that does a full scan, say weekly?... Discussion in 'AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security' started by EdWarne, May 9, 2020.

  1. EdWarne Win User

    How do I schedule a regular full scan with Defender


    I have a scheduled task which routinely does quick scans.
    What needs to be added to make one that does a full scan, say weekly?

    :)
     
    EdWarne, May 9, 2020
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  2. CSS321125 Win User

    Schedule regular scans with Windows Defender in Windows 10

    I am new to Windows 10. I was looking to download Microsoft Security Essentials, as that is what I used on my WIndows 7 computer. I was surprised to see that it is WIndows Defender, and actually is already on the system. However, I don't see a way to schedule
    regular scans once a week or whatever.

    I did a search and found an article on the Microsoft site


    • 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 and then select New.

    • Now choose when you want to scan and how frequently. Select OK to add the trigger.
    However, when I'm at Task Scheduler Library, NO WHERE do I see Microsoft etc.

    I'd appreciate any advice.
     
    CSS321125, May 9, 2020
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  3. CSS321125 Win User
    Schedule regular scans with Windows Defender in Windows 10

    Ok, Thank you, that was helpful.

    I found Windows Defender on that list thank to your instructions. However, I am at a dead end again.


    • 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 and then select New.

    • Now choose when you want to scan and how frequently. Select OK to add the trigger.

    I see Windows Defender on the list on the left hand side. However I see no "Windows Defender Scheduled Scan" to double click on.

    (If I do double click on just "Windows Defender", I see the various tabs, and if I Hit "Triggers" there is no "NEW". So it can't be just plain "Windows Defender". And as I said, I see no "Windows Defender Scheduled Scan" unless I'm blind.

    I appreciate any further help.
     
    CSS321125, May 9, 2020
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  4. How do I schedule a regular full scan with Defender

    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, May 9, 2020
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