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  1. How do I set triggers for Microsoft Windows defender?


    How do I set triggers for Microsoft Windows defender? I tried the MS way but it never shows "new" to set up a scan

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    BruceSpurgeon1, Mar 3, 2021
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  2. Windows Defender issues with schedule task(Triggers)

    Hi,

    Thank you for posting your query in Microsoft Community.

    I understand you are facing issues with Windows defender. Sorry for the inconvenience this has caused.

    Do you have any other triggers in the Windows Defender Scheduled Scan> Trigger tab?

    If yes, you may delete them and check.

    Schedule a scan in Microsoft Defender Antivirus

    You may follow the below steps to check the time set for automatic maintenance.

    1. In the search option of the taskbar type "Change Automatic maintenance settings" and press enter.

    2. Now if you want the scan to take place at 2:00 Am, set the desired time from the drop down list.

    3. Click on Ok.

    Now check if the scan takes place at the set time.

    You may also follow the below steps to update the defender definitions and check if it helps.

    1. In the search option of the taskbar type "windows defender" and press enter.

    2. Click on the update tab.

    3. Click on update definitions and check.

    Hope the information helps. Do reply if you need further assistance.

    Thank you.
     
    Deepak Kodi, Mar 3, 2021
    #2
  3. 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, Mar 3, 2021
    #3
  4. BirdmanC4 Win User

    How do I set triggers for Microsoft Windows defender?

    Windows Defender Task Schedule/Triggers

    [Moved from Windows 10]

    Hi everyone. Im having a problem with windows defender task schedule. I have set triggers for the 4 processes under windows defender in task schedule, and then I deleted the triggers. What I noticed the next day is: windows defender performed a scheduled
    scan twice. The first time at 8:30 AM. When I checked task schedule after the first scan only the scheduled scan was completed. The other 3 processes which includes (windows defender cache maintenance, windows defender cleanup and windows defender verification)
    did not start as yet. Then after about 2 hours I checked windows defender and it says: last scan: Today at 11:30 AM. I was confused because it already performed a scan today. So I went and checked task schedule and saw that all 4 processes were completed at
    11:30 AM. So why did It perform the first scan any way? Do you think the trigger I created and then deleted corrupted some of the files there? Or is this behavior normal? Also before I created the triggers for all 4 processes I saw that there were no authors
    listed for them. Since I created the triggers I noticed my username and CPU name would show up under author for each process. Now that I deleted all 4 triggers I still see my username and CPU name listed for each process. Is this normal?
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    BirdmanC4, Mar 3, 2021
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